Montana OTC Deer, Elk and Antelope Tags Available Aug 8th

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Hunters can buy over the counter and surplus B licenses (antlerless) deer, elk and antelope beginning Aug. 8.

The availability of over the counter licenses is noted in the 2011 deer, elk and antelope regulations by a statement in green lettering under applicable hunting districts saying "Purchase beginning Aug. 8".

Surplus licenses are those that remain after Montana’s recent special hunting license drawings. The remaining licenses are sold on a first-come first-served basis. A list of available surplus licenses will be posted on the FWP website at beginning Aug. 5.

FWP reminds hunters that the number of pronghorn antelope and deer permits in eastern Montana is down due to the severe winter weather last year.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offices will open at 8 a.m. on Aug. 8, online sales will begin between 5:30 and 6 a.m. at, and FWP license providers will also have access to the licenses. License providers are identified on the FWP website—go to For Hunters and click on the License and Permits page.

Hunters may hold up to two doe/fawn antelope licenses, and seven deer B (antlerless) licenses in any combination.


GooseHunter Jr's picture

man with all the licenses

man with all the licenses goping on sale and with Colorado leftover list coming out and then going on sale here in a week or so.  Just gets me allwarm and fuzzy inside because you know all that means is that the seasons are just drawing that much closer and berfore you know it we will all be cahsing our game of choice.  hard to think that in three week I will be chasing antelope around with a bow....can't wait.

hunter25's picture

I will probably go nad check

I will probably go nad check out the site to see whats available after this. I plan to go on a hunt up there for antelope or deer or both in the next couple of years but really don't know the in and outs of the system that they have going. I think it's funny that they give you a warning about how the tags have been cut back due to the weather conditions last year and then go on to say you can have up to 7 antlerless deer licences and 2 doe/fawn antelope licences as well. I think they still have most western states beat there except for maybe Wyoming on the antelope.

I can't wait to get up there anyway.