There's no wait for nonresidents still hoping to purchase a license to hunt deer and elk in Montana this fall.
A number of first-come first-served surplus licenses, good for antlered deer and elk in most hunting districts, can be purchased online or over-the-counter at any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks office.
Nonresident surplus hunting licenses available include: Montana’s big game combination license for $971, the elk combination license for $821, and the deer combo for $575. 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 big game archery season runs Sept. 6 – Oct. 19; and the general rifle big game seasons run Oct. 25 – Nov. 30, for a combined 11 weeks of hunting like none other in the West. For more information visit FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov. Click "2014 Nonresident Deer & Elk Combo Hunting 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 about 8 million acres of land made available through the Block Management Program. Hunters must follow all regulations and obtain permission to hunt on private property.