This year, hunters will be required to purchase a Montana bow and arrow license 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 needed to have planned ahead to have the prerequisite bowhunter education certificate in order to apply for 2017 archery-only drawings. The first drawing deadline is March 15.
Montana FWP Bowhunter education classes are offered around the state. Please visit: http://fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter to register for a bowhunter education course.