OCTOBER 23, 2019

Montana: Boat Inspections Stations Close for Season But Inspections Still Required

Montana’s watercraft inspection stations are closing for the season, but boaters can still obtain an inspection at FWP regional and area offices.

Late-season anglers and hunters utilizing boats for waterfowl or big game hunting need to follow the principles of clean, drain, dry to help protect our waters from invasive aquatic weeds, animals and diseases:

  • Clean all mud and debris from the watercraft, trailer, anchor, waders, decoys, and fishing equipment.
  • Pull drain plugs and make sure all compartments, bilges and ballasts are drained.
  • Dry out watercraft, including dry wells, storage areas, and compartments.

To learn more, go to CleanDrainDryMT.com or call the FWP Aquatic Invasive Species Bureau at 406-444-2440.