How to Apply for a Bison Hunting License

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The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission approved a new hunting season for bison that migrate out of Yellowstone National Park. It’s the first bison hunt authorized by the commission since 1990.

The commission authorized 10 bison-hunting licenses for use Jan. 15-Feb. 15, 2005.

In subsequent years, more or fewer hunting licenses could be authorized for a season that would run from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15.

Montana’s 10 bison hunting licenses will be available through a special drawing.

How to apply

* Hunters may apply online, at any FWP office or through the mail.

* All applications must be received by 5 p.m. MST on Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, by FWP’s Special Licensing, Helena, Montana Applications will not be accepted after 5 p.m. MST, Monday, January 3, 2005.

* Applicants must have a valid 2004 Conservation license.

* A $3 nonrefundable drawing fee must accompany the application.

Applications and Regulations

* Applications and regulations are now available via the FWP website.

* Printed copies of the applications and regulations will be available Friday from most FWP offices and by Wednesday, Dec. 22 from most license providers.

Drawing Results

* The drawing is scheduled for Jan. 7.

* Successful applicants will be notified by phone.

* Drawing results will also be available via FWP’s web site.

License Purchase

* FWP will provide each successful applicant with license-purchase information. The cost is $75 for residents and $750 for nonresidents. Hunters must purchase their l icense before they hunt.