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2004 General Hunting Season Dates
Friday, August 20, 2004
Hunting
This news release was archived on Monday, September 20, 2004

GENERAL BIG GAME

Deer and Elk Archery 

Sept. 4-Oct. 17

Backcountry Deer/Elk in HD’s 150, 151, 280 & 316

Sept. 15-Nov. 28

Deer and Elk General

Oct. 24-Nov. 28

Antelope Archery multi-region

Aug. 15-Nov. 7

Antelope Archery General

Sept. 4-Oct. 9

Antelope Rifle General

Oct. 10-Nov. 7

Black Bear Fall 

Sept. 15-Nov. 28

Mountain Lion (hounds)                                                 

Dec. 1-April 14, 2005

Mountain Lion (without hounds)                                                 

Oct. 24-Nov. 28

Moose                                                                   

Sept. 15-Nov. 28

Mountain Goat

Sept. 15-Nov. 28

Bighorn Sheep

Sept. 15-Nov. 28

*These dates represent the "general" season dates. Be sure to check the 2004 Montana hunting regulations for the most accurate, hunting district/species-specific season dates and regulations. The season dates above were adopted by the FWP Commission on February 12, 2004.

2004 UPLAND GAME BIRD SEASONS

 

Sage Grouse                  Sept. 1-Nov. 1

Sharp-tailed Grouse       Sept. 1-Jan. 1,2005

Mountain Grouse           Sept. 1-Dec. 15

Partridge                       Sept. 1-Jan. 1, 2005

Pheasant                       Oct. 9 – Jan. 1, 2005

Fall Turkey                    Sept. 1-Jan. 1, 2005

 

2004 WEBLESS MIGRATORY BIRD SEASONS

Mourning Dove                                               Sept. 1-Oct. 30

Common Snipe                                               Sept. 1-Dec. 16

Sandhill Crane (Central Flyway permit only)    Sept. 11-Sept. 19

Sandhill Crane (Pacific Flyway permit only)     Sept. 11-Sept. 19

Sandhill Crane (Central Flyway)                      Sept. 25-Nov. 21