BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials have approved new regulations that aim to prevent overcrowding on the Madison River.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously Wednesday for provisions that would limit commercial use on some parts of the river.
The plan will be implemented in three parts. The first involves gathering data on noncommercial use and creating a working group for the river, which flows through Yellowstone National Park. The second would implement a cap on commercial use and the third would test restricting certain actions on the river on certain days, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported.
Commissioners for the state agency have said that the rules would likely be filed to the secretary of state's office by Dec. 15 and implemented starting on Christmas Day, the Chronicle reported.
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