Hope Ted has quite a bit of PBR in a can on hand. My bet is he does.
As far as I understand the law, and I may be mistaken, possession limit is just that. The number of in this case birds you have in aggregate between your home and in the field. It is not a limit for the year or any other restriction. I never hit my possession limit in Montana but I was close enough that if I kept hunting I would have had too many birds. I gave them away and at that point did not have a single bird with me or at home.
I believe at that point my possession limit did indeed start over.
I'm sure the constitutional scholars and virologists on the board will be along shortly to issue my felony indictment
I only signed my name to the note transferring the game to my friend. I assume he signed his name. If you are losing sleep over the matter I can contact to verify he did so.