Nonresidents can purchase Montana big game and elk combination hunting licenses online or over-the-counter at any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks office. The licenses, good for antlered deer and elk in most hunting districts, can be used during the archery and general hunting seasons.
"This year, nonresidents can buy an elk license online, or over-the-counter from any FWP office," said Hank Worsech, the licensing section chief for FWP in Helena. "Nobody has to apply or wait weeks for drawing results."
First-come, first-served nonresident hunting licenses now available include: Montana’s big game combination license for $939, the elk combination license for $789. Montana’s nonresident combination hunting licenses allow one to hunt for deer and elk or elk and include season conservation, fishing, and upland game bird licenses; and the hunting-access enhancement fee.
Montana’s archery season runs Sept. 1—Oct. 14. Archers must meet archery and hunter education requirements. The general big game season runs Oct. 20—Nov. 25. Montana annually provides about 17,000 elk combo licenses and 6,600 deer combo licenses for nonresident hunters.
For more information on these Montana nonresident hunting licenses, visit FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov. Click "2012 Nonresident Big Game & Elk Combo Licenses".
Deer and elk are found throughout most of Montana. Hunters enjoy nearly 35 million acres of National Forest and other public land, as well as 8 million acres of land made available through the Block Management Program. Hunters must follow all regulations and seek permission to hunt on private property.