Friday, February 25, 2011
Nonresidents will pay more for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' nonresident big game and deer combination licenses in 2011.
Last November, when voters approved an initiative that moved 7,800 outfitter-sponsored big game and deer combination licenses to the general nonresident license category, they also increased the associated license fees.
The fee increases include:
- a nonresident big game combination license fee of $912, up from $643;
- a nonresident deer combination license fee of $542, up from $343; and
- a nonresident elk combination license fee of $812, up from $593.
Nonresident hunters who wish to apply for these licenses will find application deadlines, printable application forms and other information on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov on the Hunting page under licenses.
The revenue generated by the increased license fees is earmarked for wildlife habitat conservation and public hunting access programs. The fee increases only apply to nonresident combination licenses. Other nonresident licenses are not affected.