Montana FWP Public Service Announcement:
Applications for a special limited-entry mountain lion license drawing will be available from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks beginning Monday, June 29.
Mountain lion hunters can either choose to apply for a special license that is valid only in certain hunting districts available through the drawing–or they may purchase a general mountain lion license by Aug. 31. Hunters cannot do both.
Mountain lion hunting in most northwestern and western hunting districts in FWP Regions 1 and 2 is only by special mountain lion licenses awarded via the drawing.
All mountain lion license applicants must have a 2015 Conservation License and ALS number and they must pay a $5 nonrefundable application fee.
Mountain lion hunters can apply for a special license at fwp.mt.gov under Buy a License, or they may apply at any regional FWP office. Online applications must be submitted by 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 13. Montana’s mountain lion hunting regulations are expected to be online by July 1 and booklets available in mid-July.
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 Aug. 13. Mail-in applications must be sent to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; License Section; P.O. Box 200701; Helena MT 59620-0701