2012spot_hogg_logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by Spot Hogg

Montana was named after the Spanish word montaña, which means “mountain,” and rightfully so. Elevations range from under 2,000 feet (610 m) to nearly 13,000 feet (4,000 m) above sea level. The western half of the state is mountainous, interrupted intermittently by numerous large valleys. Eastern Montana is comprised of plains and badlands, broken by hills and isolated mountain ranges, and has a semi-arid, continental climate.

This year, hunters must purchase a Montana bow and arrow license prior to applying for any archery-only permit. To purchase a bow and arrow license, an individual must show completion of a bowhunter education course, show proof of purchase of a previous years bow and arrow license from Montana or another state or sign an affidavit that they have previously purchased a bow and arrow license in Montana or another state. First-time archers needed to have planned ahead to have the prerequisite bowhunter education certificate in order to apply for 2017 archery-only drawings. The first drawing deadline is March 15. Montana FWP bowhunter education classes are offered around the state. Go here to register for a bowhunter education course.

LOOKING TO BOWHUNT MONTANA? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Application Fee: $50 (moose, goat, sheep, bison; nonrefundable), $5 (pronghorn; included in application)

Hunting License: $15, Conservation License $20, Archery Stamp $20

Species, Tag Fees (all but wolf are refundable):

  • Big Game Combination: $1,001
  • Elk Combination: $851
  • Deer Combination: $597
  • Pronghorn: $205
  • Bighorn Sheep: $1,250
  • Moose: $1,250
  • Mountain Goat: $1,250
  • Wolf: $50 (nonrefundable)

Application Due Date: March 15, 2017 (deer, elk), May 1, 2017 (sheep, moose, mountain goat), June 1, 2017 (pronghorn)

Point Program: Preference/Bonus

Apply at: www.fwp.mt.gov

Phone: (406) 444-2535

THINKING ABOUT BOWHUNTING ANOTHER WESTERN STATE? SEE OUR COMPREHENSIVE MAP OF THE WEST HERE.