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Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

Montana produces some of the best Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep trophies on the continent. Like most states, you should plan to apply for several years (building up points) before you draw a tag. The way that you "build up points" is by purchasing a "bonus point" each year you apply. It is possible that you will draw your tag the first year you apply, but if you do not, you get an extra "point" the following year. Starting in 2013, Montana will "square" these points, which means that in year two you will get your name in the hat four times (2 squared), year three nine times (3 squared), and so on.

Non-resident tags for bighorn sheep in Montana are among the least expensive in the nation. This is a definite must-apply for tag if you are looking to harvest a Rocky Mountain Bighorn, no matter what state you call home. Never Miss provides application assistance for special permit applications for general and supertag Bighorn Sheep 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. Bighorn Sheep special permit applications are due by May 01, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by June 20, 2012. Supertag applications must be submitted by July 5, 2012, and winners will be notified by July 16, 2012. The archery season for bighorn sheep runs Sep 05 - Sep 14. The general season runs Sep 15 - Nov 25.*

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*Please note that some season dates vary by district. The dates listed above are correct for most districts, but you should check fwp bighorn sheep regulations before planning your hunt. You should always read the hunting regulations prior to entering the field to ensure compliance to all regulations. Bighorn Sheep Regulations are updated by FWP in early-March each year.

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