Hunters who were unsuccessful in this year's annual drawing for big-game licenses will have another shot in August when the Department of Game and Fish puts almost 3,500 deer, elk and javelina licenses up for sale on the agency website.
The online sales will be first-come, first-served and will be conducted in two parts on different days. The first sale will be Aug. 10 for antlerless elk licenses reserved for youths younger than age 18 who successfully applied but were unsuccessful in drawing any big-game license this year. The second sale will be Aug. 17 for deer, elk and javelina hunts available to youths and adults.
Both sales will begin at 10 a.m. MDT. Hunters are strongly advised to obtain or review an online customer account, including a Customer Identification Number, user name and password before the sales begin. Popular hunts sell out minutes, sometimes seconds after the sales begin.
Here are some details about the sales:
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Leftover deer, elk, javelina licenses
Elk, mobility impaired:
Any legal weapon, mobility impaired: Unit 52, Nov. 19-23, antlerless, 5 licenses.
Muzzleloader or bow and arrow, mobility impaired: Unit 52, Oct. 8-12, mature bull, 10 licenses.
Any legal weapon: statewide except Units 19 and 23-28, Jan. 16-March 31, 182 licenses.
Bow and arrow: Unit 19 and 23-27, Jan. 16-31, 51 licenses.
Bow and arrow: statewide except Units 19 and 23-28, Jan. 1-15, 251 licenses.