Public Service announcement by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks:
Permit applications for hunters planning to pursue wild turkeys or sandhill cranes in parts of Montana this fall will be available from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks beginning Monday, June 29.
The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission will consider final fall turkey and proposed sandhill crane permit quotas at its July 9 meeting in Great Falls.
All turkey and sandhill crane permit applicants must have a 2015 Conservation License and ALS number and they must pay a $5 nonrefundable application fee.
Prospective fall turkey hunters and sandhill crane hunters can apply online, at FWP regional offices, or by mail using an official application.
Online applications are available at fwp.mt.gov under Buy a License and must be submitted by 11:30 p.m. on July 30.
Those who prefer to apply by mail can go to the FWP website on the Hunting page and click Licenses and Permits for a mail-in paper form. Mail-in applications must be received by 5 p.m. on July 30. Mail-in applications must be sent to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; License Section; P.O. Box 200701; Helena MT 59620-0701.