FWP News: Nonresident hunters can check their Alternates List status online
By angelamontana

Posted: July 10, 2023

HELENA – Nonresident hunters who registered to be placed on the Alternates List can now check their status on MyFWP: myfwp.mt.gov/fwpExtPortal/myDrawResult_input.action. Every year, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks gets several unused nonresident combination licenses (big game, general elk and general deer combination licenses) returned by customers. FWP resells these returned licenses through the Alternate’s List. 

After registration for the list closed on June 30, the list was randomized. The hunter in the uppermost randomized position on the list will be contacted by email to finalize the purchase of the license, and so on until the returned nonresident combo licenses are exhausted. Licenses will start being offered for purchase early August.

MyFWP also allows nonresident hunters to check their position on the list.

The odds of getting a license from these lists vary greatly from year to year. Refunds and issuance may occur at any time after mid-July, but availability of these licenses generally increase between early fall and the opening of general hunting season in late October.

For more information, visit fwp.mt.gov/hunting/licensedraw/alternatesList.html.


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