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Elk/Deer Licenses:

Non-Residential Applications must be complete and submitted to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks no later than April 1st, 2021!


If you miss the deadline to apply, contact us to see if there are additional tags available for purchase. Surplus tags are sold on a first come first served basis after the drawing result, usually in early May.

2021 Season Dates:

Deer & Elk Season: Archery– September 4th through October 17th


Deer & Elk Season: Rifle– October 23rd through November 28th


Antelope: you must apply for a tag by June 1st

2021 Non-Resident Fees:

Big Game Combination- Includes Elk, Deer, Fishing, and Upland Game Birds– $1052


Elk Combination- Includes Elk, Fishing and Upland Game Birds– $888


Deer Combination- Includes Deer, Fishing and Upland GameBirds– $614

Preference Points 

Preference points are used for nonresident combination licenses and increase the likelihood of obtaining a Combination license. In a preference point system, licenses are awarded to applicants with the greatest number of preference points.

Purchasing Preference Points

Preference points for a nonresident big game, elk or deer combination license may be purchased for a nonrefundable fee of $50.


Preference points can be purchased:

  • at the time of application for the nonresident combination license; or

  • between July 1 and September 30 for individuals who did not apply for a nonresident combination license.


You can only purchase without applying for the combination license for 2 consecutive years.

If you skip 3 years of applying for the combination license, all preference points are zeroed.


Applicants may purchase only one preference point per license year. Preference points purchased at the time of application are awarded prior to the drawing.



Up to 5 applicants may apply as a party. FWP shall use an average of the number of preference points accumulated by those applicants to determine the party's preference points. FWP shall consider any fraction that results from the calculation of an average when determining that priority.

“My wife and I recently met Luke and his wife, Kristin, on a Montana hunt. We had somewhat different needs for our hunt than what is typically required. We made several calls before contacting Luke who quickly suggested he could help us where others had declined. We felt he was extremely honest and up front through our planning process and continued such until our hunt was done (and successful!). We had the opportunity to spend considerable time with Luke and Kristin andfound them to be very down to earth, genuinely nice folks, and enjoyed their company. While we never did see his actual camp on this hunt, we can say with certainty that we hope to see it in the future and they are great and honest folks. Luke will do his best to ensure your hunt is the best it can be! We left feeling like we had made new friends more than we felt we had just done business together!

~Tim and Mindy~Gene Davenport