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HUNTING — Nonresident hunters eyeing an elk hunt in Montana this fall need to be on the ball a few months earlier than usual to make their applilcations for special permits.
Hunting and fishing licenses went on sale Jan. 16 and March 15 is the new deadline for residents and nonresidents to apply for deer and elk permits.
In past years, hunting licenses went on sale at the end of February and June 1 was the deadline for special deer and elk permit applications.
The early start means resident and nonresident hunters will have their drawing results by mid-April, rather than the end of July. That gives hunters three additional months to plan their hunt, scout hunting areas, get in shape, and talk to landowners about access for hunting.
Resident and nonresident applications and information, including application success tips, are available online at fwp.mt.gov.
Click New Deadline – March 15 Deer & Elk Permits under the “For Hunters” tab.
Montana's new hunting and fishing license year runs from March 1 to Feb. 28, 2013.
HUNTING — The time a nonresident takes to plan a Montana hunting trip is worth more than the high cost of the out-of-state tag.
Read on for some steps and resources to consider.`
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.
HUNTING — Fall is in the air, and hunters are gearing up for the woods.
Although black bear seasons already have opened in some areas of Washington, Sept. 1 it the big kick-off day for bears hunting in notheastern Washington along with mourning dove hunting and forest grouse seasons in much of Washington and Idaho.
Archery big-game seasons also are opening throughout the region. Idaho's wolf season opened Tuesday.
In Montana, the general season to hunt black bear, bighorn sheep, mountain goat and moose begins Sept. 15. The general hunting season for antelope begins Oct. 8, followed by the general season for deer and elk on Oct. 22.