Montana hunters who plan to hunt turkeys in areas of western Montana need to apply for a special permit by July 26th. Hunters interested in these permits may apply by mail using an official application, at a regional office, or online.
Fall turkey hunting is by special permit in five portions of western and southwestern Montana. Other areas have a general license turkey season. For details, check the 2012 upland game bird hunting regulations on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov on the “Hunting” page under “Regulations.”
All applicants must have a current 2012 Montana Conservation License as well as an ALS number as well as pay a $5 dollar non-rufundable drawing fee.
Mail-in applications, which can be found on FWP’s website, must be received by 5 p.m. on July 26. Online applications are available at fwp.mt.gov under “Online Licensing System” and must be completed by 11:45 p.m. on July 26.
Fall turkey permit mail-in applications must be sent to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; License Section; Fall Turkey Drawing; P.O. Box 200701; Helena MT 59620-0701. Successful applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase a valid fall turkey license before hunting.