Montana License Drawing Starts
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks started drawing this week for the three most requested licenses; deer, elk and antelope. Deer licenses have already been drawn and elk and antelope licenses will be drawn later this week. To see if you are a lucky owner of a drawn license check out http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/licensedraw/drawingStatus.html.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission waits for state biologists to give them a quota on the animals before determining how many licenses can be drawn per area. This quota and the number the commission determines available to hunt are based off a handful of factors. “Based on social concerns, based on biological concerns, it determines what kind of quotas a particular hunting district can withstand, how many permits we can give out for elk in a particular district, how many antelope licenses would be okay to have in a particular hunting district," Region 4 Information Officer Bruce Auchly explains.
September 10th is when big game hunt for archers opens, and October 22nd rifle season will begin. From KFBB.com.