The deadline to purchase a mountain lion hunting license for the general season, or to apply for the special license drawing, is Aug. 31.
Mountain lion hunters may choose to apply for a special license available through the drawing valid only in certain hunting districts—or they may purchase a general mountain lion license. They cannot do both. Mountain lion hunting in most Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1 and 2 hunting districts will be only by special mountain lion licenses.
A general mountain lion license purchased over the counter after Aug. 31 may be obtained only at an FWP office or on FWP’s Internet licensing site at fwp.mt.gov under Online Services and may not be used until five days after the license is issued.
Mountain lion hunters can apply for special permits at fwp.mt.gov under Online Service, or they may apply at regional FWP office. Those who prefer to apply by mail should go to the FWP website on the Hunting page and click Licenses and Permits for a mail-in paper form.