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If you've always wanted to hunt deer and elk in Montana, 2014 IS THE YEAR!

Surplus Nonresident, Big Game, Elk, or Deer Combination licenses are now available. No drawings. And elk numbers in 85% of Montana's hunting districts are at or over objective.

BUY ONLINE: Purchase a surplus nonresident combination hunting license online.

BUY IN FWP OFFICES: Purchase a surplus nonresident combination hunting license at the nearest FWP Office.

> The 2014 Archery Season runs Sept 6—Oct 19. Archers must meet archery & hunter education requirements.

> 2014 General Big Game Season runs Oct 25—Nov 30

> Big Game (Deer & Elk) Combo License—$971

> Youth Big Game Combo License—$490.50
(Unlimited - Paper application only (PDF))

> Elk Combo License—$821

> Deer Combo Licenses—$575

*Combo licenses also include a fishing license, upland game bird license & Hunting Access Enhancement Fee.

Nonres Combo Countdown:

  • Big Game Combos: 190
  • Elk Combos: 1,394
  • Deer Combos: SOLD OUT
Elk Hunting Guide Cover Image

Guide to

Montana Elk Hunting
Learn how to apply for a license, and where and when to hunt elk across Montana's vast, diverse and breathtaking lands. Tips include: packing an elk out; finding trophy areas; and essential gear to bring. The free booklet is available online (PDF).


This is a great year to realize your dream of hunting elk in Montana. Plan your adventure and BUY A SURPLUS LICENSE ONLINE TODAY!