Montana's spring season for hunting wild turkeys opens on Saturday, April 12 and extends through May 11. Hunters wishing to hunt turkey gobblers in several areas of western and central Montana during the 1997 spring season have only until March 15 to apply for a special permit.
Applicants may apply for a special permit in only one area of the state. Permit quotas are:
Applicants must submit in writing on a plain sheet of paper: their name, address, 1997 Conservation License number and an indication of the special hunt for which they are applying.
Prospective hunters also must submit a $3 nonrefundable drawing fee with their application, which must be postmarked by March 15. Successful applicants will receive their special permit by mail and they must purchase a 1997 Spring Turkey License before hunting.