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Montana Bison (Buffalo)

Buffalo is the name commonly used for these iconic beasts, but the proper name for them is actually Bison. Montana is one of the few states where you can hunt wild bison. There are also many private ranches that outfit Bison hunts. Bison may be harvested by bow, muzzleloader, large pistol, or modern firearm. Hunters wishing to hunt bison with archery equipment must complete a mandatory orientation course (usually held in October in Bozeman, MT). Never Miss provides application assistance for special permit applications for General Bison and SuperTag Bison licenses in Montana.

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Listed below are 2012 dates. 2013 dates should be close to the same. This site will be updated with 2013 dates once they are released, which will be during the first few months of 2013. General bison special permit applications are due by May 01, 2012. Drawing results are announced in mid-September. Supertag applications must be submitted by July 5, 2012. The Bison hunting season runs Nov 15, 2012 - Feb 15, 2013.*

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Please note that Bison season dates vary by district. The dates listed above are correct for most districts, but you should check the FWP bison regulations before planning your hunt. You should plan to read the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks bison regulations prior to entering the field to ensure compliance to all regulations. Bison Regulations are updated by FWP in mid-August each year.

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