Spring turkey season opens on April 11th, while spring black bear season opens on April 15th. Spring turkey hunters should know that the 2015 season lasts through May 17th, and special permit applications were due on March 5th with a March 17th drawing date. Spring black bear hunters should know that the season ends anywhere from May 31st through June 15th, depending on the area you’re in. Also, all black bear hunters in Montana must complete the bear identification program BEFORE purchasing a license and hunting black bear. You can complete the program online here. All hunters should make sure they check out the latest 2015 season regulations before hunting. You can view them online at fwp.mt.gov.
For those archery hunters who haven’t touched their bows out since big game season, now is the time to get your bows sighted in and practice shooting. Spring bear rifle hunters and spring turkey shotgun hunters should also make sure they are spot on with their shots. There is no such thing as too much practice!
Good luck to you all this year!