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This page is designed with the Montana non-resident hunter in mind. Below you will find the most up to date information on obtaining the proper Montana hunting license via special drawing. Over the past few years Elk and Deer licenses have been 100% draw rate for non-residents. Antelope can be hard for non-residents to draw, but is improving since antelope numbers have rebounded. See below for current license prices and season dates!**Montana license fees are refundable if you do not draw!**

Refunds for Big Game Combo licenses are allowed in Montana: 80% Before August 1st. 50% Between August 2nd and the opening of the General Big Game Season.

This license is required for non-resident hunters wishing to harvest an Elk. The Elk/Deer combo also includes Deer. This license includes everything you need to legally hunt in Montana as a non-resident and also includes a fishing license and upland game bird hunting (excluding turkey). Youth ages 12-17 license is 1/2 price when hunting with parent or grandparent!

  • Montana Big Game Archery Elk/Deer Season Dates: September 4th – October 17th, 2021
  • Montana Big Game Rifle Elk/Deer Season Dates: October 23th – November 28th, 2021
  • Elk/Deer General Combination License Price (Plus Drawing Fee): $1,052.00
  • Elk Only Combination License Price(Plus Drawing Fee): $888.00
  • Youth Ages 12-17 Big Game Combination Licenses-Must hunt with a licensed parent-Over the Counter after Parent has successful drawn a Big Game Combination License
    • Elk/Deer Combination License: $526.00
    • Elk (only)Combination License: $444.00
    • Deer (only) Combination License: $307.00
  • Non-Resident Application Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Elk/Deer Special Permits Application Deadline: April 1st, 2021
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Apply Online -or- Print and Mail Application

This license is required for non-resident hunters wishing to only harvest Deer. This license includes everything you need to legally hunt in Montana as a non-resident and also includes a fishing license and upland game bird hunting (excluding turkey). Youth ages 12-17 license is discounted when hunting with parent or grandparent!

  • Montana Archery Mule Deer Season Dates: September 4th – October 17th, 2021
  • Montana Rifle Mule Deer Season Dates: October 23th – November 28th, 2021
  • Elk/Deer General Combination License Price (Plus Drawing Fee): $1,052.00
  • Deer General Combination License Price (Plus Drawing Fee): $614.00
  • Youth Ages 12-17 Big Game Combination Licenses-Must hunt with a licensed parent-Over the Counter after Parent has successful drawn a Big Game Combination License
    • Elk/Deer Combination License: $526.00
    • Elk (only)Combination License: $4444.00
    • Deer (only) Combination License: $307.00
  • Non-Resident Application Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Elk/Deer Special Permits Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Apply Online -or- Print and Mail Application

This license is required for non-resident hunters who wish to hunt an antelope or add an antelope to their Mule Deer hunt or Elk/Mule Deer Combo hunt. Draw success rate for non-residents is about 30%. Montana refunds your license fee if you do not draw so we highly recommend trying to draw for this exciting Montana antelope hunt that people around the country rave as the most exciting antelope hunt they have experienced!

  • Montana Archery Antelope Season Dates: September 4th – October 8th, 2021
  • Montana Rifle Antelope Season Dates: October 9th – November 11th, 2021
  • 900 Series Antelope License (Archery Only): August 15th – November 14th, 2021
  • Antelope License Price: $205.00
  • Non-Resident Application Deadline: June 1st, 2021
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*Archery hunters must have completed an archery safety course or have previously held an archery license in another state

Apply Online -or- Print and Mail Application

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