With fewer than 300 no-wait nonresidents deer combo hunting licenses left for sale out-of-state hunters still hoping to trek to Montana this fall need to move fast.
The first-come first-served nonresident deer combination licenses sell for $565 and are good for archery and general rifle season deer hunting in most districts. The license also includes season conservation, fishing, upland game bird licenses and the hunting-access enhancement fee.
There also are a number of nonresident big game and elk combo hunting licenses still available. Montana’s big game combination license sells for $954 and the elk combination license for $804.
While supplies last, the licenses can be purchased online or over-the-counter at any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks office.
Montana’s nonresident big game combination hunting license allow one to hunt for deer and elk and includes season conservation, fishing, upland game bird licenses, and the hunting-access enhancement fee. The elk combo includes all of the same opportunities but doesn’t include a deer hunting license.
Montana offers more than 160 hunting districts with more than 1,000 different opportunities to hunt for deer and elk with a bow and arrow or a rifle – and all with just a general hunting license. During the archery season, archers also need a $10 bow and arrow license.
Depending on the hunting district regulations residents and nonresidents can hunt antlered mule deer buck, either-sex mule deer, antlered white-tailed deer buck, either-sex white-tailed deer, brow-tined bull elk, spike bull elk, either-sex elk, or antlerless elk.
A general license “cheat sheet” is available online at fwp.mt.gov. Click “General License Cheat Sheet” for details on all of Montana’s general license fall hunting seasons, regulations, and specific season dates by hunting district.
Montana’s deer and elk archery seasons run Sept. 7 – Oct. 20. The general big game rifle season runs Oct. 26 – Dec. 1.
Deer and elk are found throughout most of Montana. Hunters enjoy nearly 35 million acres of National Forest and other public land, as well as 8 million acres of land made available through the Block Management Program. Hunters must follow all regulations and obtain permission to hunt on private property.
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