Top 5 Game Animals You Can Hunt All Winter Long
By Krawdaddy Jones

Posted: December 3, 2021

Winter can be a long grueling season, especially in Montana. If you’re a hunter or a fisher, you may be scraping the barrel for wildlife that is in season all winter long. If this is the case, I sure have a list for you. Here’s the top 5 game animals that you can hunt all winter long! 

Bison – Nov. 15 – Feb. 15

If you’re looking to score one of the biggest and magnificent game animals Montana has to offer, Bison season runs November 15th 2021 through February 15th 2022. Click the link above to get all of the details including how to license for this season, and more. It’ll cost you about $125 if you’re a Montana resident, and $1250 if you’re not.



Mountain Lion – Dec. 1 – April 14

Mountain Lions are mighty beasts and if you’re looking to tag one, it’ll cost you about $19 if you’re a resident. This license is not available to amateur hunters. Cougar season runs December 1st 2021 to April 14th 2022. Click the link above to learn more about getting the license to hunt this wild cat!



Turkey – Sept. 1 – Jan. 1

 Thanksgiving has already passed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bag a turkey this winter! Turkey season is running September 1st 2021 to January 1st 2022. It’ll cost you $6.50 if you’re a resident, and $115 if you’re not. Happy gobblin’!



Swift Fox – Nov. 1 – March 1

You’ll need a fur trapping license if you want to snag one of these sly foxes. For a resident this license is about $10, non resident is $50. This season runs from November 1st 2021 to March 1st 2022. Click the link above to learn more!




Partridge – Sept. 1 – Jan. 1

It’ll set you back $10 if you’re a resident, $15 if not to hunt these fine feathered friends. Now they may not be in a pear tree, but their season runs September 1st 2021 to January 1st 2022. You’ll have more than 12 days of christmas to indulge in these delightful birds.


Make sure you keep your licenses and practices up to date, and keep you and your hunting buddies safe while out in the wild. Be respectful, as we all have to share this gorgeous state we call home. AND HAVE FUN!!! Happy hunting y’all!

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