You can purchase your license/tag early in the new year. The permit applications can be purchased prior to the permit deadline. You may not be able to purchase your deer/elk permit applications early in the spring and you won't be able apply with out the permit application.
For me, I will be purchasing my big game combo package and spring bear permit application in January. Then around February I will apply for a spring bear hunt.
Around May I will purchase my big game (moose/elk/deer) permit apps and in June I will apply for those permits.
So it's early September and you just took your first elk with a bow! Chances are you are feeling pretty good at this point. You get all your trophy pictures taken and the adrenaline starts to wear off. Now you start to think about the massive chore at hand. You have your work cut out for you! This early in the fall, chances are it's going to be hot when you go to field dress your animal. One of the complications that hot weather brings forth is BUGS. They will land on you and your animal, lay...