FWP Hunting and Fishing Highlights
By angelamontana

Posted: February 15, 2023


Hunting and fishing license year begins March 1

HELENA – The new license year opens March 1, which means that is the day you can buy your 2023 hunting and fishing licenses and begin applying for permits and special licenses. The deadline to apply for deer and elk permits is April 1.

Applications for most species – deer, elk, antelope, deer B licenses, elk B licenses, antelope B licenses, moose, sheep, goat, bison, bear, turkey – can be made beginning March 1.


Hunting regulations available early this year

HELENA – Hunting regulation booklets for deer/elk/antelope, moose/sheep/goat and light goose are now available on Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ website at fwp.mt.gov/hunt/regulations. Hard copies of the deer/elk/antelope booklets are also available at FWP offices; hard copies of other regulations will be available soon. Hunters can reference the regulations booklets as they prepare for the new license year, which begins March 1.


FWP to set up hunter/bowhunter education advisory committee

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is forming a committee to develop recommendations to enhance the hunter and bowhunter education programs, with a particular focus on field days and bolstering the ranks of instructors.

“With the increase in online education, and the resulting need to offer additional in-person field days, our education programs need to adapt,” FWP Director Hank Worsech said. “We’re interested in working with people who are as passionate as we are for making sure graduates of our courses know how and where to hunt safely, legally, and ethically.”


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