Montana

State-Specific Information

  • Point System: For the past several years the drawing odds for Montana’s Big Game Combination Tag, General Elk Combination Tag, and General Deer Combination Tag have been 100%. Montana has a squared bonus point system in place for its Special Permit Area Elk, Special Permit Area Deer, antelope, moose, sheep, and mountain goat tags. You will receive one extra chance for each year you have applied but were unsuccessful. This bonus point costs $20 per species, and WTA TAGS will purchase this on your behalf when you apply for one of these tags.
  • License Purchase Yes/No: Yes, as a prerequisite of applying, a $10 Conservation License and $15 base license must be purchased. WTA TAGS will handle this purchase for you as part of the application process.
  • Party Applications: Up to five applicants may apply together for elk, deer, and antelope. Moose, sheep, and mountain goat applications must be individual.
  • Hunter’s Safety Card Requirement: Anyone born after January 1, 1985 must have a hunter’s safety card in their possession while afield. All sportsmen (regardless of age) wishing to hunt big game with bow and arrow must have a specific bow-hunter’s safety card in their possession while afield.
  • Youth: Applicants are required to be 12 years of age to apply/obtain a big game permit.

Hunt Montana

  • With three different application deadlines and different point systems in place, that in some cases behoove the applicant to participate in, Montana can confuse even the most engaged of applicants. The TAGS program at Worldwide Trophy Adventures can save you time, frustration, and money when applying in Montana.
  • When applying for Montana’s Big Game Combination, Elk Combination, or Deer Combination license, the $50 preference point fee is voluntary and generally not needed. Therefore, WTA TAGS does not charge its clients this $50 state fee. One of these three tags must be applied for by the applicant (at 100% draw typically) to then have their name entered into the Special Permit Area Draw for either or both of these species. If not drawn for a Special Permit Area, the general tag can either be used in general areas of the state or be returned for an 80% refund. WTA TAGS can help you through this entire process.
  • When applying for the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep species, the world class rams of Montana seem to be on the forefront of everybody’s mind. Besides holding some of the largest rams on the planet, Montana also has high relative tag availability for the non-resident. With 10 to 15 non-resident permits given annually, this is a “must apply state” for Rockies.
  • To round out this state, Montana is known for its 40" Shiras moose and typically issues the highest number of non-resident mountain goat tags annually. So whether you have your sights set on the goats of the prairie, the giant rams of the backcountry or something in between, WTA TAGS can handle all the paperwork and help you make sense out of a maze of regulation. Just give us a call today and we’ll help you on your way.

Point System

  • Point System: For the past several years the drawing odds for Montana’s Big Game Combination Tag, General Elk Combination Tag, and General Deer Combination Tag have been 100%.
  • Montana has a squared bonus point system in place for its Special Permit Area Elk, Special Permit Area Deer, antelope, moose, sheep, and mountain goat tags.
  • You will receive one extra chance for each year you have applied but were unsuccessful. This bonus point costs $20 per species, and WTA TAGS will purchase this on your behalf when you apply for one of these tags.

Moose, Sheep, Goat:
  • TAGS Application Deadline: Apr. 24, 2017
  • State Deadline: May 1, 2017


Elk and Deer
  • TAGS Application Deadline: Mar. 8, 2017
  • State Deadline: March 15, 2017


Antelope
  • TAGS Application Deadline: May 25, 2017
  • State Deadline: June 1, 2017

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Trip Details
  • Montana Species
  • State Tag Fee
  • Total Due to WTA TAGS to Apply
    • Moose
    • $1,250
    • $128.70
    • Rocky Mt. Bighorn
    • $1,250
    • $128.70
    • Mountain Goat
    • $1,250
    • $128.70
    • Elk Combo
    • $846
    • $112.34
    • Elk Big-Game Combo
    • $996
    • $126.80
    • Deer Combo
    • $592
    • $96.50
    • Antelope
    • $200
    • $87.01