BOZEMAN, Montana (AP) ― Boaters would need a $25 sticker to be able to access state fishing sites under a bill proposed at the Legislature.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Montana Wildlife Federation and Montana Trout Unlimited lobbyists told lawmakers that boat stickers were a good idea but that requiring them for vehicles would be more effective.
Federation lobbyist Ben Lamb said not all anglers use boats.
Boat stickers are expected to generate $2.9 million in 2018 for maintenance and preventing invasive species.
The governor’s budget office estimates the stickers will bring in $4.4 million annually after 2018.
Republican Rep. Alan Redfield proposed the bill.