Deadline to apply for special license drawings is May 1 for bison, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat; and June 1 for the elk B, deer B and antelope license drawings.
Resident hunters applying for bison, moose, sheep and goat licenses need only submit a nonrefundable $10 application fee per license and then pay the full license fee of $125 if successful.
Nonresident hunters need only submit a nonrefundable $50 application fee per license and then pay the full license fee of $1,250 if successful.
In order to apply, an applicant must purchase his or her 2019 conservation and base hunting license.
Residents and nonresidents can also participate in the bonus point system to increase their chances of success in the drawing. Bonus points are $2 per species for residents and $20 per species for nonresidents.
Applying for special big game hunting permits and licenses is a lot easier these days for hunters who apply early and online at fwp.mt.gov .