Montana's archery-only hunting season for deer, elk, antelope, wolf, mountain lion and black bear begins Sept. 7. The bighorn sheep archery season begins Sept. 5.
A $10 bow and arrow license, plus the proper hunting license, is required during the deer, elk, antelope, black bear, wolf, mountain lion and bighorn sheep archery only season or to hunt in areas limited to only archery equipment. Depending on the species and hunting district, some licenses were available only by special drawing.
For details on legal archery equipment and the documentation necessary to purchase a Montana bow and arrow license, check the 2013 big game hunting regulations available at FWP offices, license providers and on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov, click "Hunting".