Time is running short for hunters to register with Fish, Wildlife and Parks for game-damage hunting opportunities on private land this year.
Registration takes place online, and the deadline is July 15. A final game damage roster, randomly generated from all the online registrations, will be posted by Aug 1. Hunts could take place anytime from Aug. 15 through Feb.15, 2008. FWP will contact hunters on the game damage rosters if opportunities arise.
To register, go online at fwp.mt.gov. Click on "2007 Game Damage Hunt Roster" listed under For Hunters to register. The Internet-based registration can be completed at home or most public libraries or any FWP office.Hunters will need their ALS number and they must enter a preferred hunting district for potential deer, elk, and antelope game damage hunts. Districts with a history of game damage harvests will be highlighted on a drop-down menu. Hunters may choose to participate in one, two or all three species lists. And make sure to print the confirmation page upon completion of the registration process. FWP’s game damage hunt rules are designed to respond to the needs of landowers who provide public hunting during the general hunting season, yet suffer losses at other times due to wildlife damage.