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1913 Mont. Laws 53, An Act to Provide that Aliens Shall Pay a Gun License, and Providing a Penalty for Failure to Obtain License; to Provide for and Regulate the Duties of the Game and Fish Warden and His Deputies, and to Provide for the Disposition of the Fines so Collected, ch. 38, § 1.

There is hereby created a gun license for aliens. No person not a bona fide citizen of the United States shall own or have in his possession, in the State of Montana, any gun, pistol or other firearm without first having obtained from the Game and Fish Warden a license therefor, which said license shall cost the owner of said firearm the sum of Twenty-five ($25) Dollars, and shall expire one year from date of issuance thereof; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to one who has obtained the Twenty-five ($25) Dollar hunting license required by the laws of Montana; provided, further, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any alien who is a bona fide resident of the State of Montana and the owner of not less than one hundred and sixty acres of land therein, nor shall it apply to any settler on the public lands of the State of Montana who shall have begun to acquire land under the laws of the United States by filing thereon, nor shall it apply to persons engaged in tending or herding sheep or other animals, held in herd.