Nonresident Montana Big Game and Elk Combo Hunting Licenses Available

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Nonresidents can now purchase Montana big game and elk combination hunting licenses online or over-the-counter at any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks office. The licenses, good for antlered deer and elk in most hunting districts, can be used during the archery and general hunting seasons.

“We have about 1,700 nonresident big game and 2,150 elk combination hunting licenses available for this hunting season,” said Hank Worsech, the licensing section chief for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena.

First-come, first-served nonresident hunting licenses now available include: Montana’s big game combination license for $939, the elk combination license for $789. Montana’s nonresident combination hunting licenses allow one to hunt for deer and elk or elk and include conservation, season fishing, and upland game bird licenses; and the hunting-access enhancement fee.

Montana’s archery season runs Sept. 1—Oct. 14. Archers must meet archery and hunter education requirements and hold a 2012 bow and arrow license. The general big game season runs Oct. 20—Nov. 25. Montana annually provides about 17,000 big game combo licenses and 6,600 deer combo licenses for nonresident hunters.

“This year, nonresidents can buy an elk license online, or over-the-counter from any FWP office,” Worsech said. “Nobody has to apply or wait weeks for drawing results.”

For more information on these Montana’s nonresident hunting licenses, visit FWP's website at fwp.mt.gov. Click the “Nonresident Big Game & Elk Combo Licenses Now Available” banner.

Deer and elk are found throughout most of Montana. Hunters enjoy nearly 35 million acres of National Forest and other public land, as well as 8 million acres of land made available through the Block Management Program. Hunters must follow all regulations and must seek permission to hunt on private property.