The phone system used by the harvest report lines has been having intermittent problems and is being worked on.
In the meantime, another quick and easy option for reporting your black bear harvest is online at MyFWP. Click here to visit the website, login and click the reporting tab on the left side.
Reminders for bear tagging and harvest reporting. Please consult the latest regulations for detailed information.
Report online at MyFWP, login and click reporting tab on left side.
Harvest Reporting Line: 1-877-FWP-WILD (1-877-397-9453)
There is a mandatory 48-hour reporting requirement for black bear harvest in BMUs 510, 520, and 700. When the quota is reached or approached, the black bear season in BMUs 510, 520, and 700 will close upon 48 hours’ notice. For Quota Status call 1-800-385-7826 or (406) 444-1989.
Within 10 days of harvesting a black bear, the successful hunter must present to a Montana FWP official the complete bear hide and skull for the purpose of inspection, tagging and possible removal of a tooth (for aging). The hide and skull must be presented in a condition that allows full inspection and tooth collection (i.e., unfrozen). On the reporting date, successful hunters are required to provide FWP personnel with hunter’s name, telephone number, ALS number, Bear Management Unit (BMU), and county.