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1917 Mont. Laws 179-80, An Act to Establish a Game Preserve in South Moccasin Mountains, Fergus County, Montana, for the Protection of Game Animals and Game Birds, and Providing Penalties for the Pursuing, Hunting or Killing of Such Animals or Birds in Such Preserve, ch. 109, § 2.

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It shall be unlawful for any person at any time to hunt, trap, kill, capture, chase or molest any game animals or game birds whatever within the limits of said game preserve, or to discharge any firearms or to create any unusual disturbance tending to frighten or drive away any game animals or any game birds within said preserve; provided however, that permits to capture and destroy mountain lions¸wolves, foxes, coyotes, cats, wildcats, mink and other predatory animals may be issued by the State Game Warden upon the payment of such fee, and in accordance with such regulations as may be established for said preserve by the State Game and Fish Commission. Any person violating any provisions of this Act shall be guilty a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty ($50.00) dollars, nor more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.