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Introducing Montana's official app for hunting and fishing

Simple and convenient in the field or on the water.

Montana hunting and fishing licenses are now accessible through a secure and convenient mobile app. Montana’s MyFWP app provides a simple and easy way to store and display licenses, permits, and digital carcass tags, known as E-Tags, which can be used in the field without cellular service. 


Easy Access 

 

  1. Download the Montana MyFWP app from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play.

Device & System Requirements

  • iPhone device with iOS version 14 or higher

  • Android device with OS version 11 or higher

  • Make sure to continue to update your app with the latest version as updates become available

  1. Open the app and log into your MyFWP account or, if you don’t have one, create a new MyFWP account. You can also link your ALS account to an existing MyFWP account.

  2. View your fishing and hunting licenses and permits in or out of cell service.

  3. Choose between paper carcass tags or E-Tags upon purchase either online or at an FWP office. You can’t choose both, and if you choose an E-Tag, download it to your device so it’s accessible in the field, in or out of cell service.

 

Things to Know


You have a choice

You can choose whether to carry the traditional paper tags or E-Tags for each transaction, but you can’t choose both. An E-Tag is a digital carcass tag that can be stored and validated using the Montana MyFWP app. Remember, your decision between an E-Tag or paper tag is final for the remainder of the license year for that tag.

 

Digital access

Even if you opt for paper carcass tags, you can still use the Montana MyFWP app to carry and view your licenses and permits for the current year and one year prior.

 

Stay logged in

Make sure you’re logged into the MyFWP app before going afield to ensure access out of cell service.

 

You cannot reverse validation of an E-Tag

"Validating" an E-Tag is the same as notching your paper tag. Do not validate an E-Tag until after you've harvested an animal. There are three prompts before the validation process is finalized. Once it’s validated, it’s final.

 

Parents or guardians can link youth accounts to their MyFWP digital wallet and validate E-Tags

For the purposes of efficiency, if your minor plans on hunting with multiple people through the season, consider opting for paper licenses instead of frequently linking E-Tags to different digital wallets.

 

FWP does not store any GPS coordinates or other personal information

By Montana law, no GPS location data will be shared with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 

 

You can only download E-Tags to one device at a time

If you get a new phone or need to transfer that E-Tag to another device, you’ll need to remove it and re-download it on the new device. If you download your E-Tag to a new device without removing it from the original device, the E-Tag will automatically be removed from the old device upon entering cellular service.

 

New functions and services down the road

Moving forward, FWP will explore adding new functions and services to the MyFWP app, including harvest survey reporting.

 

What is an E-Tag?

An E-Tag is a digital carcass tag that can be stored and validated using the Montana MyFWP app. E-Tags can be used in the field to validate the harvest of a game animal instead of a traditional paper carcass tag.

Hunters can choose whether to carry traditional paper tags or E-Tags for each transaction, but they can’t choose both. If you choose an E-Tag, download it to your device so it’s accessible in the field, in or out of cell service.

Remember, your decision between an E-Tag or paper tag is final for the remainder of the license year for that tag.

What species are eligible to harvest with an E-Tag?

All game animals and turkeys in Montana that require a carcass tag are eligible for digital validation with an E-Tag. Paddlefish currently do not have an E-Tag option.

What are the requirements for validating my E-Tag?

When a hunter with an E-Tag harvests a game animal, before the carcass is removed or the hunter leaves the site of the kill, the hunter must take physical possession of the game animal by electronically validating the E-Tag through the MyFWP app. Hunters are still required to attach paper tags to the carcass unless the license or tag was electronically validated.

You cannot reverse validation of an E-Tag. There are three prompts before the action is finalized. Once it’s validated, it’s final.

Can I access my licenses and E-Tags out of cell service?

Yes. As long as you are logged into the app and have downloaded your E-Tags to your device while in service, no connectivity is needed to access licenses or validate your E-Tags. Downloaded E-Tags will be stored in the app for easy access. Validated E-Tags will be uploaded to FWP automatically when you are back in service.

Can I purchase a license with the MyFWP app?

No. You will still have to purchase licenses at an FWP office, through the Online Licensing System at fwp.mt.gov, or at a certified license provider.

How do I set up an account on MyFWP?

Your MyFWP account is a secure and convenient digital service that allows customers to store and access their licenses, permits and related information. To create a new account, visit fwp.mt.gov and select “MyFWP Login” at the top right corner. Click “Create User” and fill in the appropriate fields. A username, password, email, and first and last name are required. You can also set up an account within the Montana MyFWP app.

If you already have an account but cannot remember your password, visit the login page and select “Forgot Password” and enter the user account email. You will receive an email with instructions for resetting your password.

How do I link my ALS information to my MyFWP account?

Attaching your ALS information to your MyFWP account allows you to view hunting and fishing licenses, bonus points, and other information.

If you want to link your ALS number but don’t remember it, you can find it at the top of any previous licenses. It is an eight-digit date of birth followed by a unique number assigned by FWP. For example, 01/01/1901-1. There is a lookup service available at https://myfwp.mt.gov/fwpExtPortal/lookupAlsNo_input.action. If you still can’t find it, you can call (406) 444-2950 or email fwplic@mt.gov.

If you are linking your ALS while creating a MyFWP account, simply enter your ALS number into the appropriate field.

If you are linking your ALS to an existing MyFWP account, click on the link in the ALS Information Attached Confirmation link sent to your email you provided when signing up for your account. If you need assistance, you can call (406) 444-2950 or email fwplic@mt.gov.

What will I need to show a game warden upon request?

You’re required to show your license or permit if requested by FWP law enforcement. This would include digital licenses on your MyFWP app.

What if I have a problem validating my E-Tag in the field?

If you have issues with the app, contact the FWP Licensing Call Center at (406) 444-2950. For other general issues that occur in the field, please contact local FWP law enforcement.

Get the MyFWP App

Available free on iOS and Android

  1. Download the Montana MyFWP app from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play.

  2. Open the app and log into your MyFWP account or, if you don’t have one, create a new MyFWP account. You can also link your ALS account to an existing MyFWP account.

  3. View your fishing and hunting licenses and permits in or out of cell service.

  4. Choose between paper carcass tags or E-Tags upon purchase either online or at an FWP office. You can’t choose both, and if you choose an E-Tag, download it to your device so it’s accessible in the field, in or out of cell service.

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