LICENSE INFORMATION

Remember Montana deer and elk applications are due to Cody Carr’s Hunting Adventures no later than March 1st, and we will hand deliver applications and license money made out to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in the form of a cashiers check by the March 15 deadline. This will insure we have enough time to thoroughly go through applications and correct any mistakes. If applying online please send confirmation of successful application by March 1st. Remember to apply as a party. If booked a year in advance buy a bonus point over the summer the year before scheduled hunt. Also remember to apply as Party if more than one person in your group.

Even though licenses are a draw, you can purchase the points in September the year before your hunt and also during time of application to ensure your chances for draw.  We have not had a problem getting licenses for client elk and deer hunts.

If you have any questions about licenses please call (406)444-2535 and enter zero.  They will be able to walk you through any circumstances you may encounter.  Remember license fees are not included in hunt cost.

Big game elk and elk/deer combination general license

This license is required for non-resident hunters wishing to harvest an elk and a deer. This license includes everything you need to legally hunt in Montana as a non-resident and also includes a fishing license and upland game bird hunting (excluding turkey). Youth ages 12-17 license is 1/2 price when hunting with parent or grandparent!

  • Big game combo Elk/Deer General Combination License Price $1,041
    (This is the most common license purchased by clients for combo hunts)
  • Elk Combination License Price (Elk only): $885
  • Deer Combination License Price (Deer only): $625
  • Youth Ages 12-17 Elk/Deer Combination License (must hunt with a licensed parent): $491
  • Non-Resident Application Deadline: March 15th
  • Elk/Deer Special Permits Application Deadline: March 15th

Apply online – OR – Print and Mail Application

Elk combo license

This license is required for non-residents who just want to harvest an elk.  This license does not include deer.   This license includes everything you need to harvest an elk except the bow license for $10.  It also includes a fishing license and upland game bird hunting (excluding turkey). Youth ages 12-17 license is discounted when hunting with parent or grandparent!

Deer combination general license

This license is required for non-resident hunters wishing to only harvest Deer. This license includes everything you need to legally hunt in Montana as a non-resident, except your $10 bow license if you are hunting with a bow. It also includes a fishing license and upland game bird hunting (excluding turkey). Youth ages 12-17 license is discounted when hunting with parent or grandparent!

  • Non-Resident Application Deadline: March 15th
  • Elk/Deer Special Permits Application Deadline: March 15th

Apply online  –  OR  –  Print and Mail Application 


Are there special requirements for archery?

Yes. A bow and arrow license, plus the proper hunting license is required during: (1) the deer, elk and /or antelope Archery Only Season; or (2) to archery hunt in an Arch-Equip only area or hunting district.

To purchase a Montana bow and arrow license, a hunter must:

  • Provide a certificate of completing the National Bow hunter Education Foundation course, or
  • Provide any prior years bow hunting/archery stamp, tag, permit or license from any state or province.
  • Remember nothing battery powered on your bow or lighted knocks on arrows

Bear license

When you purchase your bear licenses on the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website your bear license is $350.

Make sure you take your bear ID test before you purchase your license.


Mountain Lion Licensing Questions

Mountain Lion hunting is now by special permit in our area and also by over the counter quota. Permits must be applied for by August 14. You can begin applying for your permit by July 1st on the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks online licensing system.  Apply in successive years and each bonus point gives you one extra chance to draw a license. You may obtain one bonus point each year you apply for a permit and make sure to buy the bonus point. Bonus points begin at zero again once you draw a Mountain Lion permit. You will be notified in late September if you have drawn a permit. If successful, you will need to schedule your hunt with us and purchase your Mountain Lion license.

You will purchase a $10 conservation license, a $5 dollar permit fee, and a $20 bonus point fee.

Once you draw your license you will then buy the $320 mountain lion license.

If you do not draw a permit and you want to go that year call us and see if we have availability on the quota hunts.  Quota hunts are over the counter licenses and are open from February 1st until April 14 unless quota fills in that district.

Come join Cody Carr’s Hunting Adventures
for one of the best Mountain Lion hunts in North America.

Wolf hunting and trapping licenses

Wolf hunting licenses cost $19 for residents and $50 for nonresidents. License sales should begin by Aug. 5. Montana trapping licenses are currently on sale for $20 for residents and $250 for nonresidents. New prospective wolf trappers must attend a mandatory wolf-trapping certification class to use a Montana trapping license to trap wolves. Trappers who successfully completed a wolf trapping certification class in Montana or Idaho in the past do not need to retake one this year. New prospective trappers can sign-up for classes on FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov. Click “Wolf Trapping Certification” for current and soon to be posted class schedules.

Wolf Hunting Season Dates

Hunters will have the opportunity to pursue wolves throughout Montana beginning Sept. 7 for archery hunting, and Sept. 15 for the general rifle season. The archery only season will close Sept. 14 and the general season will end March 15, 2014.

Wolf Trapping Season Dates

Montana’s wolf trapping season will run Dec. 15 through Feb. 28, 2014. New prospective wolf trappers must attend a mandatory wolf-trapping certification class to use a Montana trapping license to trap wolves. Trappers who successfully completed a wolf trapping certification class in Montana or Idaho in the past do not need to retake the course.

Wolf Hunting and Trapping Harvest Limits

The combined maximum hunting and trapping bag limit is five wolves per person. A hunter can purchase up to five wolf hunting licenses but can harvest only one wolf with each license. The use of electronic calls by wolf hunters is allowed. Trapping is authorized with a valid trapping license upon completion of mandatory wolf-trapping certification. A trapping license is required for trapping wolves and trappers can take five wolves with the license. Snares and conibear traps are prohibited for trapping wolves.


License Cost

We apply for licenses prior to March 15 the year you are hunting.

Please check Montana FWP for current prices on:

  • Big game combo (deer & elk license)
  • Elk combo license (elk only lic.)
  • Deer Combo license (deer only lic.)