Nonresidents hunters can choose among Montana deer, elk and big game combination hunting licenses to purchase hassle free 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.
The FWP Commission recently decided to offer 2,195 deer combination hunting license that were left over after the annual March 15 nonresident license application deadline. Those licenses will go on sale Monday, Aug. 6.
About 900 nonresident big game combos and 1,900 elk combos are also available and on sale now.
"This is really an unusually year for nonresidents hunters who want to come to Montana," said Hank Worsech, the licensing section chief for FWP in Helena. "This year nonresidents can buy a deer or an elk license online, or over-the-counter from any FWP office. 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, and the deer combo for $566. Montana’s nonresident combination hunting licenses allow one to hunt for deer and/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 big game 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.