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    LICENSE REPLACEMENTS

    Replace faded licenses and avoid attaching carcass tags directly to meat

    If you have not checked your license and carcass tags in a while, please do so well in advance of your hunting trip to ensure they haven’t faded.

    Hunters and anglers with faded licenses can have them replaced at no cost at their regional Fish, Wildlife & Parks office. Replacement at a FWP office for faded licenses does not count against the number of replacements an individual is allowed.

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    HUNTING SEASON REMINDER

    Be a good steward of the land

    Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters and all outdoor enthusiasts to be good stewards of the land, and respect both private and public property.

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    CLEAN. DRAIN. DRY.

    Stop at watercraft inspections stations

    Watercraft inspection stations are Montana’s first line of defense to prevent the movement of aquatic invasive species. Boat owners should ensure their watercraft and trailers are clean, drained and dry before transporting and need to be aware of Montana’s inspection rules.

    • All watercraft coming into Montana from out of state must be inspected prior to launching.
    • All watercraft traveling west across the Continental Divide into the Columbia River Basin must be inspected prior to launching.
    • All watercraft launching anywhere within the Flathead Basin that were last launched on waters outside of the Flathead Basin must be inspected.
    • Anyone transporting watercraft must stop at all open watercraft inspection stations they encounter.

Surplus nonresident elk combination licenses:

Surplus nonresident elk combination licenses have sold out. For those experiencing problems with purchasing Surplus Elk Combo licenses, please be aware that FWP is working with the payment vendor to correct the issue as quickly as possible. We will post additional information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

On Monday, May 6, 394 surplus nonresident elk combination licenses will be available to purchase (includes elk, upland game bird, fishing and conservation licenses). These are from returned licenses.

We anticipate the licenses selling out rapidly starting at 5:00 a.m. MDT. Select "Buy a License" from our homepage at that time to get the process started.

Online Licensing Outage Notification:

FWP’s online license applications will be unavailable from Friday, May 31, beginning at 9 p.m., until Saturday, June 1, at 6 a.m., due to a related service interruption with the Montana Department of Justice.

If you are attempting to purchase a license or apply for a Deer B, Elk B, Antelope or Antelope B license, you will need to do so outside of this service window.

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