Starting in 2017 the purchase of a bow and arrow license will be required prior to applying for any Archery only permit.
To purchase a bow and arrow license an individual must meet one of the following requirements:
• show completion of a bowhunter education course
• show proof of purchase of a previous years bow and arrow license from Montana or another state
• sign an affidavit that they have previously purchased a bow and arrow license in Montana or another state
First time archers need to plan ahead so that they have the prerequisite bowhunter education certificate in order to apply for 2017 archery only drawings. The first drawing deadline is March 15 each year.
Bowhunter education classes are offered around the state until July 31st of each year. Please visit: http://fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter/getCertificate.html to register for a bowhunter education course.