FWP News: 2022 Hunting Forecast Corrections
By angelamontana

Posted: August 31, 2022

Advisory: In the hunting forecast press release package sent out earlier this week, there were a few incorrect dates.

In the press release “Be sure before you shoot: 5 tips for archery hunting success,” there was an incorrect date. The general archery season begins on Sept. 3.

In the 2022 Big Game Hunting Seasons and Upland Game Bird Season date listings, the dates are as follows:

2022 Big game hunting seasons

Pronghorn

  • 900 Aug. 15–Nov. 13
  • Archery Sept. 3–Oct. 7
  • General Oct. 8–Nov. 13

Bighorn Sheep

  • Archery Sept. 3–Sept. 14
  • General Sept. 15–Nov. 27

Bison

  • General Nov. 15–Feb. 15, 2023

Black Bear

  • Archery Sept. 3–Sept. 14
  • Fall Sept. 15–Nov. 27

Deer & Elk

  • Archery Sept. 3–Oct. 16
  • Youth-Deer Only Oct. 20–21
  • General Oct. 22-Nov. 27
  • Backcountry – HDs 150, 280, 316* (*no archery-only season in 316)
    • Archery Sept. 3–Sept. 14
    • General Sept. 15–Nov. 27

Moose

  • General Sept. 15–Nov. 27

Mountain goat

  • General Sept. 15–Nov. 27

Mountain Lion

  • Archery Sept. 3–Oct. 16
  • Fall Oct. 22–Nov. 27
  • Winter Dec. 1–April 14, 2023

Wolf

  • Archery Sept. 3–Sept. 14
  • General Sept. 15–March 15, 2023
  • Trapping Nov. 30–March 15, 2023*

* For those districts in and near occupied grizzly bear habitat as depicted on the map in the regulations, the department will apply a floating open season date that could start the Monday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 24, 2022), or any day thereafter as determined by the department based upon a real time reading of conditions. If the department does not select a date prior to Dec. 31, then the season will open on Dec. 31 and close on March 15.

 

2022 Upland game bird seasons

  • Mountain grouse Sept. 1–Jan. 1, 2023
  • Partridge Sept. 1–Jan. 1, 2023
  • Pheasant Oct. 8–Jan. 1, 2023
  • Youth pheasant Sept. 24–Sept. 25
  • Sage-grouse Sept. 1–Sept. 30
  • Sharp-tailed grouse Sept. 1–Jan. 1, 2023
  • Fall turkey Sept. 1–Jan. 1, 2023