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Watch the video to see an overview of some of the major changes affecting the 2019 big game seasons. Be sure to read the entire "what's new" page in the brochures before purchasing a license or hunting this fall.
Plan Ahead For Applying in 2019
Limited license big game applications will open March 1st, 2019.
The limited license big game application deadline is April 2nd, 2019 at 8 pm MT. All application corrections must be submitted by April 2nd, 2019 at 8 pm MT.
Paperless Limited License Applications
All resident and nonresident applications for all big game (including bighorn sheep, goat and moose) and turkey will only be accepted
online or by phone: 1-800-244-5613.
Learn more about changes to the 2019 Big Game License Fees. These adjustments allow us to continue our conservation mission.
A list of
Frequently Asked Questions is also available to learn more about our fees and application process.
You must purchase a qualifying license before applying for the draw. Learn more about our resident and non-resident qualifying licenses before you apply.
Avoid application issues or delays by ensuring you are aware of all residency requirements before you apply for the big game draw.