Fishing fees become an issue at Beaver Creek
FWP raises concerns about charging twice for fishing at park
A sign points Tuesday to the box at Beaver Creek Reservoir south of Havre where people can pay their daily use fee. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is concerned that charging a daily use fee to fishermen who buy fishing licenses could be illegal.
A state agency representative said Monday that the county might need to reconsider a day-use fee for Beaver Creek Park if it means charging people twice to fish.
Tom Flowers, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 regional manager in Glasgow, told the Hill County Park Board that FWP stocks fish in waters open to the public, with the stocking paid for through fishing license fees. If someone charges for access to the fishing site, FWP cannot stock the waters, he said.
"That's where we're kind of in a bind right now. We want to keep stocking, don't get me wrong ... ," Flowers said. "We c...
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