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2017 HUNTING
SEASONS AND DATES

General Rifle Season and Bow Season Dates To Be Confirmed

ELK, DEER, BLACK BEAR, BIGHORN SHEEP, MOUNTAIN GOAT
MOOSE, BISON, WOLF, TURKEY, DUCKS & GEESE

EARLY SEASON RIFLE ELK/DEER WILDERNESS HUNTS – Sept 15-Nov 26

Hellroaring Camp        
7 DAYS (DAY IN, 5 DAYS HUNTING, DAY OUT)
Hunt #1 Sept 14-20                                                                                               
                          

GENERAL SEASON RIFLE ELK/DEER HUNTS – Oct 21-Nov 26

Wilderness Hunts:

Independence/Boulder River Drainage
7 DAYS (DAY IN, 5 DAYS HUNTING, DAY OUT)                    
Hunt #1 Oct 20-26
Hunt #2 Oct 28-Nov 3
Hunt #3 Nov 5-11
  

Private Land Hunts:                                  

Lazy EL Ranch
7 DAYS (ARRIVAL, 5 DAYS HUNTING, DEPARTURE)
Hunt #1 Oct 20-26
Hunt #2 Oct 27-Nov 2
Hunt #3 Nov 3-9

Big Timber Ranches
7 DAYS (ARRIVAL, 5 DAYS HUNTING, DEPARTURE)
Hunt #1 Oct 20-26
Hunt #2 Oct 27-Nov 2
Hunt #3 Nov 3-9
Hunt #4 Nov 10-16
Hunt #5 Nov 17-23
  

E-E Ranch
Season Dates: *2016 proposed dates listed. MFWP will confirm dates for 2017 turkey, duck and geese in the Spring of 2017. Check Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks website for confirmation.

  • Deer Season: Oct 21-Nov 26 Application deadline for General Draw March 15
  • Turkey Season:
    Spring *April 8-May 21 (Application deadline March 2) 
    Fall *Sept 1-Jan 1 (Application deadline July 27)
  • Duck & Geese Season: *October 1 - TBD

ARCHERY SEASON HUNTS

*Season dates subject to change due to MFWP release of 2017 hunting information in early February. Check Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks website for confirmation.

SEASON: SEPTEMBER 2ND - OCTOBER 16TH  

Archery Only Season Dates for Elk/Deer: September 2 - October 15

ArchEquip Only Season Dates for Antelope: August 15 - November 12
Archery Only Season Dates for Antelope:
September 2 - October 6

Wilderness Archery Hunt Dates:
Hunt #1 Sept 1-7
Hunt #2 Sept 22-28
Hunt #3 Sept 30-Oct 6
Hunt #4 Oct 8-14

Big Timber Ranch Private Land Archery Hunt Dates:
Hunt #1 Sept 1-7
Hunt #2 Sept 7-13
Hunt #3 Sept 14-20
Hunt #4 Sept 22-28
Hunt #5 Sept 29- Oct 5
Hunt #6 Oct 6-12

Lazy E-L Ranch Private Land Archery Hunt Dates:
Hunt #1 Sept 23-29
Hunt #2 Oct 1-7


SEASONS FOR HUNTING OTHER SPECIES

BIGHORN SHEEP HUNTS - 10 DAYS (DAY IN, 8 DAYS HUNTING, DAY OUT)
SEASON: SEPTEMBER 15 - NOVEMBER 26

MOUNTAIN GOAT HUNTS - 7 DAYS (DAY IN, 5 DAYS HUNTING, DAY OUT)
SEASON: SEPTEMBER 15 - NOVEMBER 26

MOOSE HUNTS - 7 DAYS (DAY IN, 5 DAYS HUNTING, DAY OUT)
SEASON: SEPTEMBER 15 - NOVEMBER 26

BLACK BEAR
FALL SEASON: SEPTEMBER 15 - NOVEMBER 26
SPRING SEASON: BEGINS APRIL 15

WOLF
Season will be September 15th through TBA. Season dates subject to change due to MFWP release of 2017 hunting information in early February. Check MFWP website for dates. www.fwp.mt.gov

SPRING TURKEY
SEASON: APRIL 8-MAY 21 (Application deadline March 2)  www.fwp.mt.gov

FALL TURKEY
SEASON: SEPTEMBER 1 - JANUARY1 (Application deadline July 27) www.fwp.mt.gov

DUCK & GEESE 
SEASON: OCTOBER 1 - TBD www.fwp.mt.gov

 


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