Saturday, April 11, 2009

Time to "Make A Deal!"

775 Outfitter sponsored Elk/Deer Licenses Remain

If you have been thinking of visiting Montana on an elk or deer hunt with an outfitter, now may be the time to do it.

On Friday, 10 April, I received an email from Neal Whitney, License Bureau Analyst for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. He said that there were 775 Big Game Combination (outfitter sponsored) and 40 Deer Combination (outfitter sponsored) licenses that had not sold on March 16th.

The Big Game Combination license includes elk, deer A, upland game bird, fishing and conservation licenses. The Deer Combination license includes deer A, upland game bird, fishing and conservation licenses.

These licenses are available to non-resident hunters that book a guided hunt with an outfitter. Drop camps do not apply.

Whitney said that the department will draw general combination licenses and issue the outfitter-sponsored licenses on Monday, 13 April. When that is accomplished any outfitter sponsored applications received after 16 March will be issued.

If you haven’t researched an outfitter that suits your tastes this may interest you.

However, if you have found an outfitter you like, you could use this information to negotiate a better price on a fully guided hunt.

The remaining licenses will be issued first-come, first-serve.

Go here for general license information.

Go here for Nonresident Combo license information.

Go here for the Annual Rule for sale of Nonresident Combination Licenses.


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