2021 Big Game Hunting Seasons Reminder
By angelamontana

Posted: September 7, 2021

Just a reminder:

Pronghorn

  • 900: Aug. 15–Nov. 14
  • Archery: Sept. 4–Oct. 8
  • General: Oct. 9–Nov. 14

 

Bighorn Sheep

  • Archery: Sept. 4–Sept. 14
  • General: Sept. 15–Nov. 28

 

Bison

  • General: Nov. 15–Feb. 15, 2022

 

Black Bear

  • Archery: Sept. 4–Sept. 14
  • Fall: Sept. 15–Nov. 28

 

Deer & Elk

  • Archery: Sept. 4–Oct. 17
  • Youth-Deer Only: Oct. 21  –22
  • General: Oct. 23–Dec. Nov. 28
  • Backcountry – HDs 150, 280, 316* (*no archery-only season in 316)
  • Archery: Sept. 4–Sept. 14
  • General: Sept. 15–Nov. 28

 

Moose

  • General: Sept. 15–Nov. 28

 

Mountain goat

  • General: Sept. 15–Nov. 28

 

Mountain Lion

  • Archery: Sept. 4–Oct. 17
  • Fall: Oct. 23–Dec. 1
  • Winter: Dec. 1–April 14, 2022

 

Wolf

  • Archery: Sept. 4–Sept. 14
  • General: Sept. 15–March 15, 2022
  • Trapping: Nov. 29–March 15, 2022*

 

*These dates do not apply to the federally designated Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones in Montana. For these zones, the trapping season will start on Dec. 15 unless otherwise determined by FWP due to evidence the majority of bears in these areas have begun hibernation. Trappers should be aware that grizzly bears exist in much of the western half of Montana and should always be prepared to encounter a grizzly bear while trapping.