Montana Mtn Lion Applications Due Aug. 31

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Hunters must apply by Aug. 31 for a special mountain lion license in order to hunt mountain lions in most of western Montana's FWP Region 1 and Region 2 during the winter season, Dec. 1-April 14, 2010. Drawing results will be available in late September.

General licenses purchased after Aug. 31 are only available at FWP offices and require a five-day waiting period before they can be used.

Hunters may only purchase one general mountain lion license, or apply for one special lion license per year. Unsuccessful applicants for special mountain lion licenses will not be eligible to purchase a general license.

To apply for the special mountain lion license drawing:

  • * Apply over the counter at any FWP Regional office by 5 p.m. on Aug. 31,
  • * Apply online at fwp.mt.gov by 11:45 p.m. MDT, Aug. 31;
  • * Apply by mail by sending a paper application to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks,

License Section, PO Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620. Paper applications must be received by FWP no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 31.

The mail-in application is available for download online at the FWP Website under "Hunting."

For details on Montana's mountain lion hunting, check the 2009 mountain lion regulations available at all FWP license providers, FWP Regional offices, and also online at fwp.mt.gov under "Hunting."