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Permits Needed To Hunt Mule Deer Bucks In 20 Southwestern Montana Hunting Districts
Fri Mar 31 00:00:00 MST 2000
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This news release was archived on Mon Jul 01 00:00:00 MDT 2002

Hunters who want to pursue mule deer bucks in 20 hunting districts in southwestern Montana need to apply for a special permit by June 1. All other hunting districts within the former Southwestern-8 hunting area that once required specific hunting-license validations are open to any hunter with a general Deer A license.

While mule deer populations and buck-to-doe ratios in this region of the state continue to rebound, special permits, issued only through the annual special drawing, will be required to hunt mule deer bucks in the following southwestern Montana hunting districts:

  • HD 202 -- 150 permits--see page 34
  • HD 204-01 -- Unlimited -- see page 34
  • HD 210-01 -- 100 permits--see page 35
  • HD 240-01--Unlimited -- see page 36
  • HD 250--Unlimited -- see page 36
  • HD 261-01 -- 25 permits--see page 37
  • HD 270-01 -- 50 permits--see page 37
  • HD 281--Unlimited--see page 38
  • HD 291 -- 200 permits--see page 39
  • HD 292--Unlimited--see page 39
  • HD 300 -- 40 permits--see page 40
  • HD 312 -- 125 permits -- see page 41
  • HD 318--Unlimited -- see page 43
  • HD 324 -- 35 permits--see page 44
  • HD 335--Unlimited -- see page 46
  • HD 339--Unlimited -- see page 46
  • HD 343--Unlimited -- see page 47
  • HD 380--Unlimited -- see page 48
  • HD 391--Unlimited -- see page 49
  • HD 392--Unlimited -- see page 49

Hunters planning to hunt mule deer bucks in one of these areas must apply for one of these special hunting permits by June 1. The number of permits issued may differ from those listed above based on continuing population surveys. Hunters who receive one of these permits may not hunt antlered buck mule deer anywhere else in Montana. For more detailed information, consult page 13 and pages 34-49 of the 2000 Deer and Elk Hunting Regulations which will be available April 1. For information call 406-444-2950. Special drawing applications for resident and nonresident hunters may be downloaded from the FWP web site at fwp.state.mt.us beginning April 1. Residents may also pick up applications at FWP license agents or FWP regional offices.