HUNTING -- The wait is over for nonresidents still hoping to purchase a license to hunt deer and elk in Montana.
A number of first-come first-served surplus licenses, good for antlered deer and elk in most hunting districts, can be purchased online or over-the-counter at any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks office.
Nonresident surplus hunting licenses available include:
- Montana’s big game combination license for $971,
- Elk combination license for $821,
- Deer combo for $575.
Montana’s nonresident combination hunting licenses allow one to hunt for deer and/or elk and include season conservation, fishing, and upland game bird licenses; and the hunting-access enhancement fee.
See Montana's "2014 Nonresident Deer & Elk Combo Hunting Licenses."
Montana's big game archery season runs Sept. 6 – Oct. 19; and the general rifle big game seasons run Oct. 25 – Nov. 30, for a combined 11 weeks.
Deer and elk are found throughout most of Montana, where hunters enjoy nearly 35 million acres of National Forest and other public land, as well as about 8 million acres of land made available through the Block Management Program.