March 15 is a critical deadline for hunters interested in applying for elk and deer permits for the 2018 elk and deer hunting season.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has an online application process and application packet that make it simple to apply.
“Resident hunters need a 2018 conservation, elk or deer license, and base hunting license to apply for a special elk or deer permit. Everything else needed to apply is in the application and information packet, and hunters should look into applying online,” said FWP spokesman, Greg Lemon.
While many hunting districts in Montana offer an elk B license, either over the counter or through a special draw with a June 1 deadline, the number of hunting districts with antlerless elk permits has increased. Hunters must apply for these permits by March 15. For most of these antlerless elk permits, if hunters are successful they will not be allowed to harvest an antlered elk in that specific hunting district.
Hunters must apply for antlerless elk permits by March 15 in the following hunting districts:
Most hunting districts in FWP region 1, most hunting districts in region 2, hunting districts 313, 318, 335, 339, 343, 620, 621, 622, 630, 631, 632, 680, and 690. Be sure to check the regulations before you apply if you’re interested in hunting antlerless elk in 2018.
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(Photo source: Jamie Giddings)