Most of Montana’s spring black bear hunting areas closed May 15. A few bear management units close in late May or June. Black bear hunting closes in a 500 series bear management unit at the time a black bear quota or sub-quota is reached.
For season dates in a specific bear management unit, check the 2003 Montana Black Bear Hunting Regulations. For notices on closures when management unit quotas are met, check the FWP web site at fwp.state.mt.us, or call the 24-hour information hotline at 406-247-2970.