Hunters reminded of important dates coming up
January 27, 2012
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to alert all hunters to important updates to the 2012 preseason calendar, especially new deadline and drawing dates. The biggest change 2012 is the deadline for residents and nonresidents to apply for deer and elk permits. That deadline is now March 15. This date was moved up to allow hunters more time to prepare for hunts. Drawings for those permits will now occur in mid-April as opposed to July.
IMPORTANT PRESEASON DATES FOR HUNTERS
FWP Commission addresses hunting districts with pending quotas
Deadline to apply for deer and elk permits (NEW)
2012 Season regulations available (ONLINE)
2012 Deer/elk/antelope regulations available (PRINTED)
Drawing for deer and elk permits
Deadline to apply for moose, goat, sheep, and bison licenses
Deadline to apply for antlerless deer B, elk B, and antelope licenses
Drawing for antlerless deer B and antlerless elk B licenses
At the Feb. 16 FWP Commission meeting, quotas will be finalized for hunting districts with pending quotas. It is important that hunters interested in applying for special deer and elk permits in districts with pending quotas wait until after February 16 to make their choices and submit applications.
The deadline to apply for moose, sheep, goat, and bison licenses remains May 1, while June 1 remains the deadline to apply for antlerless deer B and elk B licenses as well as antelope licenses. FWP urges hunters to apply for licenses online. For more information, log onto fwp.mt.gov and click on “hunting.”