Review the maps for deer and elk. If the hunting district where you wish to hunt indicates a permit is required, you must apply by March 15. If the map indicates that no permit is required, your general Deer or Elk license is all you need to hunt there in 2013.
Some hunting districts have more than 1 option for a permit, 1 for archery only or general season only, and 1 for archery and the general season. Some permits are also valid for more than 1 hunting district. Check the hunting district before you choose. Learn about the hunting district you wish to hunt before applying for the permit. Visit the Hunt Planner for hunting district details.
Note: You must list all 5 digits in a permit area on your application. Failure to list all 5 will result in an invalid permit choice.
The general drawing statistics for elk and deer permits are located below the deer and elk hunting district maps.
For paper applications: Make sure: (1) all party members are listed; (2) all party members apply for the same hunting districts, in the same order and include the same bonus-point participation; (3) all party applications must be submitted in the same envelope.
For online applications: The party establisher must list all party members and provide the party number to all party members so each member can apply online for that party.
If you wish to participate in the bonus points program, make sure that you check “YES” on the bonus point questions and include the $2 Montana resident fee.
We've put together some tips for a successful application.