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Montana Application Deadlines

Listed below are the Montana 2013 application deadlines, as well as the season dates for most species. If you subscribe to our services you can stop paying attention to these deadlines... as we will submit your applications for you year after year.

Big Game
(click the species for more information)
Species Application Deadline Drawing Date Archery Season Rifle Season
  Spring Black Bear Apr 14 NA 04/15-close 04/15-close
  Deer Mar 15 mid-Apr 09/07-10/20 10/26-12/01
  Deer (Youth only) Mar 15 mid-Apr 10/17-10/18 10/17-10/18
  Deer Backcountry Mar 15 mid-Apr 09/07-09/14 09/15-12/01
  Elk Mar 15 mid-Apr 09/07-10/20 10/26-12/01
  Elk (Youth only) Mar 15 mid-Apr 10/17-10/18 10/17-10/18
  Elk Backcountry Mar 15 mid-Apr 09/07-09/14 09/15-12/01
  Bighorn Sheep May 01 mid-June 09/05-09/14 09/15-12/01
  Bison (Buffalo) May 01 mid-Sept 11/15-02/15 11/15-02/15
  Moose May 01 mid-June 09/15-12/01 09/15-12/01
  Mountain Goat May 01 mid-June 09/15-12/01 09/15-12/01
  Antelope (Pronghorn) Jun 01 mid-July 09/07-10/11 10/12-11/10
  Antelope, 900 Series Jun 01 mid-July 08/15-11/10 08/15-11/10
  Deer B Jun 01 mid-July 09/07-10/20 10/26-12/01
  Elk B Jun 01 mid-July 09/07-10/20 10/26-12/01
  SuperTag Antelope Jul 05 mid-July 09/07-10/11 10/12-11/10
  SuperTag Bighorn Sheep Jul 05 mid-July 09/05-09/14 09/15-12/01
  SuperTag Bison Jul 05 mid-July 11/15-02/15 11/15-02/15
  SuperTag Deer Jul 05 mid-July 09/07-10/20 10/26-12/01
  SuperTag Elk Jul 05 mid-July 09/07-10/20 10/26-12/01
  SuperTag Moose Jul 05 mid-July 09/15-12/01 09/15-12/01
  SuperTag Mountain Goat Jul 05 mid-July 09/15-12/01 09/15-12/01
  SuperTag Mountain Lion Jul 05 mid-July 09/07-10/20 10/26-12/01
  Fall Black Bear Aug 31 NA 09/07-09/14 09/15-12/01
  Mountain Lion Aug 31 mid-Sep 09/07-10/20 10/26-12/01
  Mountain Lion (hounds) Aug 31 mid-Sep n/a 12/01-04/14
  Wolf (Backcountry) NA NA 09/03-10/16* 10/22-12/31*
  Wolf (General Season) NA NA 09/03-10/16* 10/22-12/31*

* Wolf Start and end dates were for the 2012 season, and should be updated for 2013 in July. See final regulations prior to hunting. If you subscribe for updates for these species, we will email you notifications as they are released.

Several seasons may close early if the quota is reached, and dates may change.  Check regulations before planning your hunt and throughout the season.

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