Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Montana, all Montana Department of Labor & Industry offices are closed to the public to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff. Our services are available through remote delivery. We are available to assist customers through our online public portal at EBIZ.MT.GOV/POL (Professional and Occupational Licenses) and EBIZ.MT.GOV (for Permits). For other services, please contact us via email at DLIBSDWEBHELP@MT.GOV or by phone (406) 841-2300.
Outfitting Activity During Covid-19
Please read and follow the Governor’s directive and, if you have any questions regarding whether outfitting activity constitutes an “essential business” or whether outfitting falls within an exception to the directive, please contact your local health agency or the Governor’s office for further clarification.
If you have questions following your review of the 2 orders and two directives linked below or believe your business should be categorized differently, or want further clarity, we recommend you call the Governor’s help line at 1-800-755-6672.
EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2-2020
EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 3-2020
Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 providing measures to stay at home and designating certain essential functions
Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 and providing mandatory quarantine for certain travelers arriving in Montana from another state or country
FIRST AID and License Applications under COVID19
Under Covid19 directives applicants may be licensed with a board approved online first aid course with a reservation of rights that hands on certification must be obtained within one year of license issuance.
Standard Rules rules not under public directive mandate all New applicants for a guide license or outfitter license must have a current hands on first aid certification from a provider on the board's list of FIRST AID PROVIDERS, EXEMPTIONS, INDIVIDUAL COURSES
Only current guide and outfitter license holder may take an online course for certification. The course must be from the board's list of FIRST AID PROVIDERS, EXEMPTIONS, INDIVIDUAL COURSES
***A licensed Guide applying to become a licensed Outfitter must have current hands on first aid certification to obtain an outfitters license. Current online certification does not qualify for a new outfitters license or renewing a terminated license, regardless of prior proof of hands on first aid certification. Board Rule requires initial licensure to include current hands on certification for each license. ***
2018 Reported Private Land Usage: Licensed Hunting Outfitters in Montana Map
Renewal and Outfitter Client Logs due by December 31, 2020
Outfitter records shall be maintained on forms prescribed by the department and shall contain information as required by the board. The information required, in addition to information for operations plans under ARM 24.171.520 and employment records relative to outfitter assistants under ARM 24.171.410, shall include:
2019 Fishing and Hunting Logs in Excel format are available
The spread sheet is color coded. Blue indicates data required for reporting to the Montana Board of Outfitters and green indicates data that may be required by another agency depending on an outfitters operation plan.
Data maintained on this spread sheet can be easily queried and reported to the correct agency at the conclusion of the season.
Temporary Outfitter Guide Watercraft Identification
Please access the new online license management system to request purchase and print temporary Watercraft Identification Decals