New Year for Hunting & Fishing Licenses Begins March 1

Montana’s 2015 hunting and fishing licenses—including conservation, fishing, spring black bear and turkey, upland game bird, deer and elk hunting licenses—are available now at all Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offices and license providers.

March 1 begins the new 2015 license year for Montana hunters and anglers. The new license year is especially important for early-season anglers, and for those who enjoy ice fishing.

Most 2015 licenses are also available on the FWP website at Click “Buy A License”.

Resident deer and elk permit applications and information—and nonresident big game, deer and elk combination licenses and permit applications—are also available now online at; click March 16: Deer & Elk Permits. The application deadline is March 16.

May 1 is the deadline to apply for moose, sheep, goat and bison licenses and June 1 for antlerless deer B and elk B licenses and antelope and antelope B licenses.

Fishing with kids in Missoula

Photo by ©Tony Reinhardt for Make it Missoula’s FISH IT blog