Moose, Big Horn Sheep, and Mountain Goat Application Deadline

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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials reminds hunters that the deadline to enter the special drawing to obtain a license to hunt moose, bighorn sheep or mountain goat must be postmarked by May 1 at 5 p.m., and online applications must be completed by no later than May 1.

FWP encourages hunters to apply for special permits and licenses online in order to receive instant confirmation that their application is accepted and accurate. To apply, go to the FWP home page at and look under Online Services for Online Applications. Or, go to the official Montana state website, at under Online Services.

To use the online licensing option, applicants need to enter their ALS number exactly as it appears on a recent ALS license. You will also need a MasterCard or Visa credit card. A convenience fee of $1.25 plus 2 percent of your purchase price will be added to the total purchase price. Online applicants receive immediate confirmation that an application has been received and entered into the drawing.

Big game hunters may also apply for special drawings:

* at FWP headquarters in Helena, or FWP regional offices, where a completed application can be entered into the Automated Licensing System; or

* by mail using a paper application.

Paper applications are available from FWP regional offices, license providers, and online on FWP website under Hunting and then >Obtain A License.

June 1 is the deadline to enter the special drawing for Deer B, elk A-9, or antelope licenses and deer and elk permits.