Purchase hunting and fishing licenses online; protocols in place at FWP offices
By angelamontana

Posted: March 17, 2020

In accordance with guidelines for social distancing related to COVID-19 and to protect the public as well as staff, Fish, Wildlife & Park strongly encourages hunters and anglers to make licensing purchases online at fwp.mt.gov. For those who need assistance with their purchase, please call the FWP licensing center at 406-444-2950 or your regional or area office:

  • Region 1 (Kalispell): 752-5501
  • Region 2 (Missoula): 542-5500
  • Region 3 (Bozeman): 577-7900
  • Helena Area Office: 495-3260
  • Butte Area Office: 494-1953
  • Region 4 (Great Falls): 454-5840
  • Lewistown Area Office: 538-4658
  • Region 5 (Billings): 247-2940
  • Region 6 (Glasgow): 228-3700
  • Havre Area Office: 265-6177
  • Region 7 (Miles City): 234-0900
  • FWP Headquarters (Helena): 444-2535

FWP regional and headquarters offices remain open, but visitors will be required to follow protocol to reduce the risk of exposure to and spread of COVID-19. These protocols include:

  • Entry to the lobby is limited and monitored by an FWP staff member.
  • Visitors must wait outside until notified by FWP staff to enter.
  • No cash will be accepted, only checks and credit or debit cards.
  • The April 1 deadline for deer and elk, the May 1 deadline for moose, sheep, goat and bison, and the June 1 deadline for Elk B, Deer B, and antelope will remain in effect. These deadlines are set in statute.
  • Please check with your local FWP office for hours of operation.

To purchase licenses online, go to fwp.mt.gov and click on “License: Buy/Apply.” For more information on FWP’s response to COVID-19, go to http://fwp.mt.gov/covid19.


Additional information on COVID-19 is also available online, on DES social media, and via phone:

  • mt.gov
  • Twitter: @MontanaDES
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/MontanaDES
  • Instagram: @MontanaDES406
  • 888-333-0461


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