Montana's spring black bear season opens on Saturday, April 15, in most areas of Montana.
Don Childress, administrator of the Wildlife Division for the state wildlife agency, cautioned all prospective bear hunters to make sure they have new licenses in their possession before they take off on their hunts. Black bear licenses for residents cost $15 and $120 for nonresidents, with a $4 additional charge for the resident conservation license and $5 for the nonresident conservation license.
Childress also reminded hunters to check current regulations for laws pertaining to the hunt. These laws include:
The spring black bear season opens April 15 and closes in May 15 or May 31 depending on the area. Check the Black Bear Hunting Regulations for details. For hints on ways to distinguish grizzlies from black bears, hunters can contact any FWP office.