Montana FWP corrects 2022 nonresident elk license mistake

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See below for an urgent press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.


Jun 1, 2022 1:57 PM

HELENA – This week Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks discovered what amounts to a clerical error in distributing some nonresident elk licenses.  

About 1,200 nonresident combination licenses were erroneously printed and mailed to nonresident hunters who had successfully drawn a license but elected to return them for a refund when they didn’t draw their chosen permit.  

The licenses erroneously mailed to these hunters are not be valid and cannot be used to hunt in Montana.  

FWP has contacted all of the affected hunters explaining the situation and will send a letter with a postage-paid return envelope so the licenses can be mailed back to Helena.  

For nonresidents elk hunters who want to hunt in Montana in a hunting district with limited permits, they first need to draw a nonresident big game or elk combo license. The application process allows hunters to choose an 80% refund on their license if they don’t draw their elk permit. Applicants also have the option to return their elk license and keep only their deer license if they are unsuccessful in the elk permit drawing. These 1,200 hunters had chosen one of these options. 

To see what licenses and permits you hold, simply log into your MyFWP account.


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