provided in ARM
animal reported as required by ARM
shall be permanently
tattooed with an identifying number assigned by the department, within 15 days
after the assignment of the number.
(2) Assigned numbers shall be tattooed on the
inside of the left thigh, 6 inches or less from the abdomen. The tattoo shall
be indelible and read from left to right as viewed from the animal's feet.
Numbers or letters shall be no less than 3/8 inch in height on coyotes and 1/2
inch in height on bears, mountain lions, tigers and wolves.
(3) The tattoo shall be certified by either a
veterinarian or a department employee.
The department may permit ear tags or ear
tattoos to be used as permanent identification of animals born and kept in
captivity if the owner or breeder certifies to the department that the animals
are intended to be slaughtered for their pelage prior to the age of one year.
Any animals identified with ear tags or ear tattoos that are not slaughtered
prior to the age of one year must be reported and tattooed as provided in ARM
Mont. Admin. R.
NEW, 1986 MAR p. 119,
Eff. 1/31/86; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 1839, Eff.
87-1-234, MCA; IMP,