Hunters can buy over-the-counter antelope licenses and surplus licenses for deer B, elk B and antelope beginning Monday, Aug. 4, but in some areas very few licenses are available so they’re expected to go fast.
Surplus licenses are those still remaining after Montana’s recent special hunting license drawings and Hunt Roster sign-ups. The unsold licenses are made available on a first-come first-served basis. “B” licenses are for hunting antlerless deer or elk.
“If you’re interested in these licenses, the best advice is to buy online,” said Hank Worsech, the licensing bureau chief for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena. “The few that are available will be sold out in a hurry, so plan ahead to be online or at a license provider that’s open early.”
Online sales will begin at approximately 5 a.m. on Aug. 4. The licenses can be purchased online at fwp.mt.gov, then click “Buy a License;” or from any FWP license provider. FWP offices will open at 8 a.m. on Aug. 4 to accommodate walk-in customers.
Hunters may hold one either-sex and up to two doe/fawn antelope licenses, and in some cases may hold more than one deer B license depending on the area, but no more than seven in total. The list of available licenses can be viewed online at fwp.mt.gov.
(Report by Montana FWP)