With the new March 15 deadline to apply for 2012 deer and elk hunting permits, comes the wait for the drawing results.
"Hunters' anxious to hear if they drew a deer or elk permit will know the drawing results the week of April 16," said Ron Aasheim, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks spokesperson."These will be the first big game hunting permit drawing results of the year."
Hunters should keep in mind that the deadline is May 1 to apply for moose, bighorn sheep, bison and mountain goat licenses available through a drawing. The deadline to apply for antelope, deer B and elk B licenses available through a drawing is June 1.