Hunters who wish to hunt in a special turkey permit area this spring must apply by March 15 for a permit and must purchase a spring turkey license before hunting.
Special spring turkey permit areas are located in several western and southwestern Montana counties.
An additional 100 turkey permits will be available in FWP Region 1 in a portion of Sanders County and in Lincoln County. In a portion of Mineral County, a temporary hunting closure will help 34 Merriam's turkeys transplated from eastern Montana to establish a future huntable population. A legal description of this area is available in the 2007 turkey regulations.
Applicants for spring turkey permits may apply on line at fwp.mt.gov in writing, by visiting a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks office; or by downloading an application from FWP’s web page. Applications must mailed to the FWP Regional Office managing the special permit area where the applicant would like to hunt.
A written application must include name, address and ALS number. Applicants must indicate which special permit hunting area the application is for, must have a 2007 conservation license to apply, and include a $5 nonrefundable drawing fee. Applicants may apply for only one spring turkey permit and in only one area of the state.
Details on spring turkey hunting in the general hunting areas and special permit areas are available in the 2007 Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations available at FWP regional offices and FWP license providers after March 8.