-Prices of non-resident tags will increase - Deer/elk combo goes from $628 to $897 and deer combo goes from $328 to $527
-The "guaranteed outfitter" tag has been eliminated. ANY NON-RESIDENT hunting in Montana must now draw a tag in the lottery. No tags are guaranteed for outfitters as in the past.
-The former guaranteed outfitter tags - all 5,500 deer/elk combo and 2,300 deer combo, will be placed back into the general drawing pool (where they were prior to 1995). This roughly doubles the size of the general drawing pool.
What this means:
Your non-resident tag in Montana will cost quite a bit more. But if you are a DIY kind of guy, your chances of drawing a tag GREATLY improved. But start saving now. Tying up that kind of money for the draw might be a bit painful if you don't prepare. And if you're an outfitter in Montana, you just took a major hit and might want to pick up another job.