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Hunter: Deadline looms for buying Montana preference points

BIG-GAME HUNTING -- Montana has gone to a preference point system for elk and deer.

Of course, this means the cost of being competitive has gone up, but as a benefit, this should make planning your hunt more predictable.

If you plan to hunt Montana in the future, you shouldn't miss the chance purchase a preferance point before the deadline.

Applicants may purchase only one preference point per license year.

Preference points purchased at the time of application are awarded prior to the drawing.

The deadline for applications to be postmarked is Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.

Click here to download a 2011 nonresident preferance point application.

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