Current through August 30, 2021

01. General. The issuance of a fishing permit is at the Department's discretion. Among the factors the Department will consider are: (7-1-21)T
a. Impacts of the contest on fish populations. (7-1-21)T
b. Compatibility of the contest with fish population management and fishery goals. (7-1-21)T
c. Potential conflict with other recreational users. (7-1-21)T
d. Potential conflict with other permitted contests. (7-1-21)T
02. Limit on Contest. The Department will not issue a permit for a harvest contest for wild native trout or sturgeon in rivers or streams. The Director may issue a permit for a catch-and-release contest for these species if he determines there will be no harm to that fishery resource in the particular water where the contest is to take place: (7-1-21)T
03. Conditions. The Department has discretion to specify conditions in the permit to minimize adverse impacts on fish populations, management programs and goals, other recreational users, or other permitted contests, including: (7-1-21)T
a. The time of start and check-in; (7-1-21)T
b. Limitations on the area where participants may fish; (7-1-21)T
c. For catch-and-release contests, the method and location of release of fish; (7-1-21)T
d. For harvest contests, more restrictive bag or size limits than would otherwise apply. (7-1-21)T


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