The anticipation of thousands of Montana's hopeful deer and elk hunters is nearly over.
"We know hunters' are anxious to hear if they drew a buck deer or bull elk permit.," said Ron Aasheim, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks spokesperson."These will be the first big game hunting permit drawing results of the year."
The drawing will start April 16 and the results will be posted on the FWP website as they are completed.
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. June 2 is the deadline to apply for antelope, deer B and elk B licenses.