Even though Montana nonresident elk license applications  stumbled, the slack was quickly picked up with all leftover tags quickly selling out. According to the Great Falls Tribune  the Montana FWP was surprised at the demand for the tags, racking up a million dollars in sales in one day.
"For this time of year it surprised us," Whitney said of the million-dollar day. "We were comfortable selling a thousand licenses through the summer, but it surprised us to sell out in a day or two." The 1,200 licenses were left over from the nonresident hunting license draw held earlier this month. Nonresident hunters had to apply by March 15 to be eligible for the licenses.