The anticipation of thousands of Montana's hopeful deer and elk hunters is nearly over.
"Hunters' anxious to hear if they drew a deer or elk permit will know the drawing results the week of April 22," said Ron Aasheim, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks spokesperson."These will be the first big game hunting permit drawing results of the year."
Aasheim said hunters should watch the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov for the drawing results announcement. Click "Check Drawing Status" and then enter your ALS number.
Hunters should keep in mind that the deadline is May 1 to apply for moose, bighorn sheep, bison and mountain goat licenses available through a drawing. The deadline to apply for antelope, deer B and elk B licenses available through a drawing is June 1.