The deadline to apply to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks for a tundra swan hunting permit is Sept. 2.
In the Central Flyway portion of the state, 500 permits are proposed. In the Pacific Flyway, which includes Freezout Lake Wildlife Management Area near Fairfield, 500 permits are proposed for swan hunting in Cascade, Choteau, Toole, Liberty, Hill and those portions of Teton and Pondera counties east of US Highway 287 from Augusta to Choteau and US Highway 89 from Choteau to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
Hunters must choose either the Pacific or Central Flyway when they apply. Applications are available at all FWP offices and online at fwp.mt.gov . Hunters may apply directly online, or print out a form to mail in. The completed application form, a $5 drawing fee and optional bonus point fee must be sent to the address listed on the application.