Hunters interested in participating this year in game-damage hunts on private land, possible management seasons, or potential management removals of elk to reduce the risk of brucellosis transmission between elk and livestock can register online with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks through July 15.
Additionally, should opportunities emerge to offer antlerless deer B licenses for use during the archery and general seasons, those too would be awarded through the Hunt Roster.
Prospective hunters must register for the Hunt Roster online by July 15 at fwp.mt.gov. Click "Hunt Roster". Internet-based registration can be completed on personal computers, at most public libraries, and at any FWP office. To register, hunters will need their ALS number.
A final roster for use in game damage hunts, management seasons and management removals, randomly generated from all the online registrations, will be posted by Aug. 1 on the FWP website.
Damage hunts and management seasons, if they occur, could take place anytime from Aug. 15 through Feb. 15, 2015. Management removals for brucellosis risk mitigation could take place after Feb.15, 2015.
Any deer B licenses allocated through the hunt roster follow on a second randomization of names and would not influence a hunter's eligibility for game damage, management seasons and management removals. Successful hunters drawn for these B licenses would be directly notified by FWP.