Hunters who want to pursue moose, bighorn sheep or mountain goats in Montana this fall will have six-plus more hours than stated in the regulations to complete their online applications.
Applications for a limited number of licenses to hunt the three species are due May 1 and can be completed online, on paper and mailed to Helena, or over the counter at an FWP office. Regulations published earlier say that applications must be postmarked on or before May 1 or completed online by 5 p.m. the same day.
Traditionally the online application process has been available to hunters until 11:45 p.m. on the deadline day. That will be the case again this spring.
FWP is encouraging hunters to complete their applications ahead of the absolute deadline, however, to avoid any potential for technical hiccups, overcrowded servers, slow connections or unforeseen troubles.
Paper applications and regulations are available at all Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks offices and license providers. Online applications and regulations are on the internet at http://fwp.mt.gov and follow the “hunting” tab.