(1) The department
will issue a replacement license or permit when an animal is deemed unfit for
human consumption due to disease or prior injury.
(2) A majority of an animal must be unfit for
human consumption in order for a replacement license or permit to be
(3) The determination of
whether an animal is unfit for human consumption is at the discretion of a
department biologist or warden.
The animal must be surrendered as directed by department personnel.
(5) Replacement licenses and permits will be
issued at a department regional office, area office, or at the headquarters in
Helena, Montana during normal operating hours. Other license agents are unable
to issue replacement licenses and permits.
(6) If the animal was harvested using a
combination license, the replacement license will be issued for only the
portion of the license used to harvest the animal deemed unfit for human
(7) The hunter must
designate whether they choose to be issued the replacement license or permit
for the current year or the next license year when requesting a replacement
license or permit.
replacement license or permit will not be issued if the lack of fitness for
human consumption is due to the hunter's improper handling or care of the