By order of the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission, portions of Hunting Districts 702 shall be open to archery hunting only for antlerless mule deer by resident and nonresident holders of special antlerless mule deer damage hunt licenses, general deer licenses (valid for either sex mule deer) or antlerless mule deer "B" licenses. The archery only damage hunt will run concurrently with the general archery season (September1 – October 14) and the general rifle season (October 20 – November 25).
200 special antlerless mule deer licenses, (Colstrip management season license) will be sold on a first come first served basis through the ALS system. Hunters may purchase up to 2 of these licenses. These licenses plus resident and nonresident Region 7 mule deer B licenses and resident and nonresident general deer licenses, will be valid through November 25, 2012. General deer licenses will be valid for either sex mule deer.
Hunters must possess a 2012 Conservation License. The special antlerless deer licenses are valid only on private land within the boundaries designated by FWP. All laws and rules applicable to the 2012 general big game season apply to this special damage hunt, including landowner permission
A 2 to 5 mile area outside the city limits of Colstrip (the hunt area shall include the town of Colstrip), which includes land in the following sections (see attached map):
T1N R41E Sections: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12
T1N R42E Sections: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
T2N R41E Sections: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 & 36
T2N R42E Sections: 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 & 33
*** Hunting is allowed ONLY with archery equipment due to safety concerns
*** Hunting to occur ONLY on private land controlled by PP&L, Western Energy Co. and CPRD as detailed in the Colstrip Deer Management Plan
By order of the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission