Montana Faces Pond Permitting Challenges

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Montana's Fish, Wildlife and Parks is dealing with a big increase in requests for permits for new and renewed private fish ponds. They are now receiving about 200 permit requests each year. The primary reason behind this this surge is cheaper license fees. People can now have license for a private pond for just $10 for ten years. Now, some state lawmakers are examining the pond permitting system and considering raising the fees. Another reason for reevaluation of pond permits is because lawmakers are also worried about the spread of aquatic invasive species through these private ponds. They are thinking about making the permit process strict.

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