Applications For Special Limited Entry Mountain Lion Now Available
By Toby Trigger

Posted: July 2, 2016

Jul 01 15:44:00 MDT 2016

Applications for a special limited-entry mountain lion license drawing are available from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

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 2016 Conservation License and base hunting license and they must pay a $5 nonrefundable application fee.

Mountain lion hunters can apply for a special license at 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. 11. Montana’s mountain lion hunting regulations are online 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. 11. Mail-in applications must be sent to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; License Section; P.O. Box 200701; Helena MT 59620-0701.