FWP News: Sign-up for surplus drawing licenses begins June 19
By angelamontana

Posted: June 18, 2024

HELENA – Starting tomorrow, June 19, hunters can sign up for the Surplus License List, which is a list of leftover licenses that were not distributed by the drawing. The list will be randomized, with hunters at the top of the list contacted via email with instructions to finalize their purchase within a specified time.

Resident and nonresident hunters can sign up through the MyFWP portal. This process requires hunters to keep their email address current in their ALS record. Payment of the license fee is not required to sign up on the Surplus License List. Getting a license from this list has no effect on existing bonus points.

Hunters must finalize the purchase of the license/permit within the timeframe specified in the email; otherwise, the opportunity will be offered to the next hunter on the randomized list. FWP may offer opportunities that have not sold out through the Surplus License List to over-the-counter customers at our internal and external license sale providers.

The timeframes to sign up for the various licenses and permits are as follows:

  • Deer B and Elk B License: June 19 – July 19
  • Deer and Elk Permits are not available

Nonresidents who hold a 2024 Combination License can hold a maximum of two Deer B Licenses in addition to their Combination License. Nonresidents without a 2024 Combination License can only hold a maximum of one Deer B License.

Nonresidents who hold a Nonresident Native License, Youth Combo License or Nonresident College Student Combination License may purchase Deer B and Elk B licenses at half price.

To sign up, go to myfwp.mt.gov/fwpExtPortal/myDrawResult_input.action.

For more information, contact the FWP licensing office at 406-444-2950 or fwplic@mt.gov.


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