# Montana Offers Combination Big Game or Elk Tags Over-the-counter ( OTC ) tags are no longer available for non-residents. You will have to apply for what they call Combination Elk , Big game Combos (Deer and Elk ) and Combination Deer licenses.
A Montana Partnership Landowner participation in block management is voluntary. There is no charge to hunt on block management lands (referred to as Block Management Areas or BMAs).
How to look up your Montana bonus and preference points Once you are on the MyFWP page, click on “Login.” Now fill out your username and password. Once you are logged in to your MyFWP account. At the top, you will see all of your bonus points and directly below that you will see your preference points .
Solitude, exceptional scenery and superb access to public lands make Montana’s Missouri River Country a true hidden gem and one of the most hunter-friendly destinations in America.
Colorado since it is the closest place to hunt elk for most people in the Eastern and Central U.S and the cost to hunt in Colorado is very close to the average cost for the seven best elk hunting states. In Colorado, the elk license and habitat stamp now costs $672 for bull elk or any elk tags.
The deadline is around the first of April and the full license fee of $1046 for an elk/deer combo license (or $884 for the elk combo license) will not be charged until you draw.
According to Montana law, if you want to hunt on private property , you must have permission from the landowner. This includes block management lands (BMA) and areas open to the public but owned by private landowners. Thus, you don’t have permission, until you complete the owner’s conditions for access.
Montana Wilderness and Public Lands Statistics
|Total Acres in Montana||94,109,440 acres|
|Total Unprotected Wilderness1 Acres in Montana||6,397,000 acres|
|Percent of Land Base||6.8%|
|Total Acres of Public Lands in Montana||27,378,247 acres|
|Percent of Land Base||29%|
Hunters and anglers 12 years of age and older must possess a valid Montana Conservation License to hunt or fish on trust lands . For other types of non-commercial or non-concentrated uses, a separate State Lands General Recreational Use License is required. These are available from any Montana Dept.
If you didn’t apply for certain species in the main draw, or are new to hunting, you can purchase bonus points and nonresident preference points for Montana from July 1 through September 30. Purchasing these points will help you in the following years’ draw.
You can find your ALS number located at the top of any previous license/permit. The number is identified by your date of birth, followed by a dash and up to three digits.
Licenses can be purchased online at the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Online Licensing Site. Licenses can also be purchased upon arrival at local fly shops.
With the state producing many record-breaking trophies, Montana is one of elk hunting magnets. Resident hunters buy their elk licenses over the counter for a nominal fee of $10-$20. General Combination Non-Resident Licenses for one elk are available only by limited draw, and cost $884; an elk -deer combo costs $1046.
We ‘re lucky here in Montana with our long hunting seasons, low cost hunting licenses and the ability to hunt on any day that ends in “Y”. But that’s not the case in other states who must adhere to BLUE LAWS which disallow hunting on Sundays .
Gallatin National Forest, Montana And with nearly 50 percent of the state’s elk harvest coming from the southwest, Gallation National Forest is the place to be. With its Block Management Program, you can have access to some of the best public and private hunting lands in the state.