Nonresident Big Game and Elk Combo Hunting Licenses Available
By Matt Schauer

Posted: April 25, 2012

Montana big game and elk combo hunting licenses are available online or over-the-counter at any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks office for nonresidents. The antlered deer and elk licenses can be used during the archery and general hunting seasons.

“We have about 1,700 nonresident big game and 2,150 elk combination hunting licenses available for this hunting season,” said Hank Worsech, the licensing section chief for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena.

The nonresident hunting licenses now available on a First-come, first-served basis.  Montana’s big game combination license is $939.  The elk combination license is $789. The combo licenses allow one to hunt for deer and elk; or elk and include a conservation, season fishing, and upland game bird licenses; and the hunting-access enhancement fee.

The Montana Archery Season runs Sept. 1—Oct. 14. Archers must hold a 2012 bow and arrow license. The General Big Game Season runs Oct. 20—Nov. 25. Annually, Montana provides about 17,000 big game combo licenses and 6,600 deer combo licenses for nonresident hunters.

“This year, nonresidents can buy an elk license online, or over-the-counter from any FWP office,” Worsech said. “Nobody has to apply or wait weeks for drawing results.”

For more information on these Montana’s nonresident hunting licenses, visit FWP’s website at

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