Waterfowl hunters can help prevent spread of AIS

Waterfowl hunters can help prevent spread of AIS

News Type: State Source: MT FWP
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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds waterfowl hunters that they can help prevent aquatic invasive species from infesting Montana’s wetlands, rivers and lakes.

The three steps of Clean, Drain, Dry greatly minimize the risk of spreading invasive species. Waterfowl hunters use gear that should be inspected before hunting in a new area. Waterfowl hunters should:

  • Clean aquatic plants, animals, and mud from boat, trailer, waders, boots, decoys, decoy lines, and push poles.
  • Drain water from decoys, boats, motors, and other hunting equipment.
  • Brush hunting dogs and rinse off muddy paws.
  • Never move plants from one body of water to another. When using vegetation to construct blinds or conceal duck boats, use only what is available in the immediate hunting area.