MONTANA STATE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD TO DISCUSS SMITH RIVER BONUS POINT SYSTEM
Oct 25, 2023 1:29 PM
HELENA – The Montana State Parks and Recreation Board will meet Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. to discuss adopting rules for a bonus point system for Smith River permits.
The bonus point system rules were drafted in response to House Bill No. 846. The bill requires the rules to be adopted for residents and nonresidents. By accumulating bonus points a person could increase their odds of drawing a permit. The new statute limits the number of Smith River permits that nonresidents may buy to not more than 10 percent of available permits.
A public comment period was open from Sept. 8 to Oct. 10, and FWP held an online public hearing on Sept. 29.
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