Western Montana Elk Licenses Increase
Due to an increase in elk numbers in Montana hunting districts 204, 210, 211, 212, 214, 215, 216, 261 and 291 there will be 1,335 more B licenses offered this season compared to last season. The spring elk numbers and calf production were up in the western portion of the state. However the hunters who will benefit from this had to apply by June 1st, so it is too late for anyone else to apply for the B license. The B licenses are good for antlerless elk in certain districts.
Some areas of the state are going to have less licenses though because the number of elk are down in the following areas; 282, 285, and 292. The total for these areas are 275 less licenses than last year. From KAJ18.com.