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ALERT: Montana changes 2020 deer/elk application deadline!

Montana deer elk application deadline change

New for 2020, Montana's application deadline has changed. Normally the application deadline for special draw deer/elk and nonresident combination licenses was March 15, but for the 2020 season, you now have an extra two weeks (17 days) to submit your application! The new application deadline is April 1.

This new application deadline impacts both residents and nonresidents.

In Summary 

  • 2020 special draw permit (deer and elk) application deadline = April 1
  • 2020 nonresident combination license (Big Game Combo, Elk Combo, Deer Combo) application deadline = April 1

Montana has also listed an approximate draw result date of April 20. So even with the application deadline pushed back, they will still have their draw results released when they typically announce them each year.

Screenshot of Montana deer and elk application deadlines

A condensed screenshot of new for 2020 Montana deer and elk application deadlines from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. The 2nd column is "Application Deadlines" and the 3rd column is "Approximate Drawing Dates."

To kick start your 2020 research, be sure to check out all of your Montana options on Filtering 2.0 and our Draw Odds page. Also, be on the lookout for our 2020 Montana deer and elk application strategy article. Best of luck in the draws!



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Bruce C. - posted 1 week ago on 02-08-2020 06:25:49 pm

Does this also apply to the Come Home to Hunt program?

Andrew K. - posted 1 week ago on 02-08-2020 08:35:33 am
Lake Norden SD

Finally a State that does something positive to the application and draw results! Wyoming should take note, and not hold our money so long. seems like whenever something changes its for the worse! not this time, Thanks MFWP!

GIOVANNI G. - posted 1 week ago on 02-07-2020 04:12:04 pm
Detroit, MI

#1 Reason for not applying to Wyoming. They hold onto funds too long, I'm not invested heavily into the state, so it was a no brainer to save my money for other states.

Brady J. Miller
Brady M. - posted 1 week ago on 02-07-2020 08:00:36 am
Las Vegas, NV
goHUNT Team

You're very welcome, Shawn!

I really like the part about this new change where they are going to have less than a three week turn around for draw results. Maybe Wyoming should take note haha ;)

Shawn S. - posted 1 week ago on 02-07-2020 07:55:00 am
Yorba Linda, California

Thanks Brady. Good info.