Gee, weren't we just talking about ice fishing? And maybe still are.

While some hunting seasons are still a fair distance down the path, there is a key permit deadline this Friday that Montana hunters will definitely want to act upon, if you have not already done so. The same applies to nonresident hunting license hopefuls.

Our friends at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wanted us to do a "last call" to hunters that the deadline to apply for deer and elk licenses for nonresidents and deer and elk permits for everyone is this Friday, April 1. And Montana FWP has expanded their online menu options and capabilities. Those may or may not be easier and more convenient for some, but hopefully the navigation process won't stress you out too much if you are not particularly tech savvy.

Just recently, FWP launched the new MyFWP mobile app that stores and displays licenses, permits, and digital carcass tags, also known as E-Tags. These can be used in the field without any concerns about whether or not you're in cellular service.


Hunters who are applying for special licenses and permits need to have a valid email address. To use the app, will need a MyFWP account, which is a secure and convenient digital profile that stores licenses, permits and related information.

Hunters will also still have the option to print copies of licenses they purchase online or at Montana FWP offices. Most FWP offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you have questions, the FWP licensing call center will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. through April 1. After this Friday, the hours will return to 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The call center can be reached at 406-444-2950.

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