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News from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

MONTANA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind people that all watercraft are required by state law to stop at aquatic invasive species check stations. This doesn’t just mean just motorized boats. Non-motorized craft including canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and rafts must also stop. 

In Northwest Montana, Region One, there are AIS check stations near Coram, Ronan, Thompson Falls, Troy, and Eureka. 

The Ronan station is located on Highway 93 south of town in the scenic turnout. Inspections are fast, easy, and help to protect our shared waters from aquatic invasive species. 

An individual was cited at the Coram check station this summer for transporting live perch. While his intent was not to introduce the fish into another body of water, it is illegal to transport live fish in the Western Fishing District. 

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