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Non-resident hunting fees increase in Montana

HUNTING -- Out-of-staters will pay more for Montana big-game combination licenses in 2011.

State voters approved a November initiative that moved 7,800 outfitter-sponsored big-game and deer combination licenses to the general nonresident license category, they also increased the associated license fees. 

            The fee increases include:

  • Nonresident big game combination license fee of $912, up from $643;
  • Nonresident deer combination license fee of $542, up from $343;
  • Nonresident elk combination license fee of $812, up from $593.

Info on application deadlines, forms and other details are on the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website on the Hunting page under licenses.

The fee increases apply only to nonresident combination licenses. Other nonresident licenses are not affected.

The revenue generated by the increased license fees is earmarked for wildlife habitat conservation and public hunting access programs.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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