Don’t Wait! Apply today for Montana Hunting Licenses
By angelamontana

Posted: March 10, 2023

The 2023 License Year is Now Open! Don’t wait, Buy and Apply Today!

The new FWP license year is now open! You can now buy your 2023 hunting and fishing licenses as well as apply for permits and special licenses. The deadline to apply for deer and elk permits is April 1.

Hunters and anglers can buy licenses and apply for permits on the FWP website; click on “Buy and Apply.” Most FWP offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for in-person purchases.

The licensing call center will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through March 31; after April 1, the hours will return to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The call center can be reached at 406-444-2950.

Remember, if you’re applying for a special license or permit, you will need to have a valid email address.

Videos detailing the license buying process for residents and nonresidents can be found on the Buy and Applypage of the FWP website or can be viewed below.

Hunters and anglers can also take advantage of the MyFWP mobile app, if they haven’t already. The app holds and displays licenses, permits and E-Tags, which can be downloaded and used in the field without cell service. Hunters and anglers will need a MyFWP account to use the app, which is a secure and convenient digital profile that stores licenses, permits and related information. The app is available for Apple and Android operating systems.

To create a new account, visit the MyFWP login page. Users need to make sure to link their ALS number to the MyFWP account to ensure their hunting and fishing licenses are attached to their MyFWP account.

A MyFWP account is not used to apply for licenses or make purchases. Purchases and applications are done through the online licensing system.

Resident Online Licensing Video – 2023

Nonresident Online Licensing Video – 2023

Upcoming Application deadlines 

  • March 23: Upper Missouri River Paddlefish harvest tag (white tag)
  • April 1: Deer and elk permits, and non-resident big game combinations
  • May 1: Moose, sheep, goat, bison
  • June 1: Deer B, elk B, antelope


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