Big Game Limited License Draw results & preference points
Don't miss the payment deadline and lose your license & preference points! Payment deadline is June 20. Please see "Important changes regarding missed payments & loss of preference points" below.
Planned Post Date
|Spring turkey||March 1|
|Rocky Mountain &
desert bighorn sheep & mountain goat
|Bear, deer, elk, moose & pronghorn||June 4-8|
|Leftover deer & elk ||July 16|
|Fall turkey ||July 23|
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The deadline for paying for your big game license is
June 20, 2018.
All successful licenses will be mailed after the payment is received.
For BIG GAME, credit cards are initially charged June 4-8th. If the credit card on file is declined, you will have until June 20th to provide an alternate form of payment. An attempt will be made to notify you in the event that your card is declined.
If you do not pay for your license by the deadline
If we are unable to charge the credit card on file in your cpwshop.com account and
you fail to pay for your license online, by phone, or at a CPW location by the deadline (BIG GAME: June 20, 2018),
- Your license is surrendered
- You lose the license
You lose any and all preference points you used to draw that license.
How to check your draw and preference point statusTo check your draw results
Log in to your personal account.
If you have draw results to show, they will appear under the "My Orders" submenu, also on the left navigation.
To check preference points
Follow the steps above
Click on "My Preference Points," found as a link in the left-hand navigation.
Report inaccurate information
If you see incorrect information (such as a wrong address or inaccurate preference points) let us know.
There are several ways to contact us:
The draw results for the Landowner Preference Program are
NOT on the internet. If you are the landowner and wish to find out prior to receiving your packet in the mail around early June, you may call (303) 291-7380.
Landowners only, please.
Statistics provide harvest surveys, draw statistics, and minimum preference points required in each game unit from current and previous years. Use them to assist in planning.
Didn't draw a limited license this year? Turn that to your advantage!
How? Read Elk Hunting University's
What Now? "Plan B" Licenses to learn the ins-and-outs of buying leftover and unlimited (over-the-counter) licenses. You'll be glad you did!
Need advice on where to hunt?
Call a Hunt Planner for free personalized assistance, Monday–Friday, 8–5 (MT)(303) 291-PLAN (7526).