Montana Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


State Exceptions

Turkey

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
Access Restrictions
Special:
Private Land Access – Montana law requires permission for all hunting on private land. Even if the land is not posted, hunters must have permission from the landowner, lessee, or their agent before hunting on private property. Visit FWP’s website for the Hunt Planner or visit geoinfo.msl.mt.gov for assistance with land ownership. Railroad Access – Railroads and railroad right-of-ways are private property and may not be hunted without permission, nor should they be used as access to other lands (private or public) without explicit permission from the railroad. State School Trust Lands – - This $2 fee is included when you purchase your conservation license and it provides hunters, anglers, and trappers access to legally accessible State School Trust Lands. Overnight (2 night) camping is allowed within 200 feet of a legal access point. Horses may not be kept on state land overnight. Motorized travel is only allowed on public roads or on roads designated as open. - Game retrieval is by foot or horse only. No open fires are allowed except in designated campgrounds. Firearms may not be discharged within one-quarter mile of an inhabited dwelling or outbuilding without permission of the inhabitant. Additional information is available from FWP or contact DNRC at 406‑444‑2074. Tribal Land – Unless permitted by a State-Tribal cooperative agreement, non-member hunting within the exterior boundaries of Indian reservations is prohibited except as authorized by law. Deeded land within the exterior boundary of the Crow Reservation is open to hunting with a State of Montana Turkey license.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
Aerial Spotting Restrictions
Special:
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) for the purpose of locating, spotting or hunting big game, upland birds or other species under the management authority of FWP during commission established hunting seasons is prohibited. Aircraft may not be used to locate big game animals for the purpose of: • Hunting those animals during the same hunting day after a person has been airborne, or; • Providing information for another person for the purpose of hunting those animals within the same hunting day after being airborne.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
Check Station Requirements
Special:
All hunters are required to stop as directed at all designated check stations on their way to and from hunting and fishing areas, even if they have no game or fish to be checked. It is unlawful to avoid game checking stations or FWP enforcement personnel, or to facilitate illegal activity.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
Identification Requirements
Special:
Evidence of Sex – No person shall transport within the state any turkey taken during the spring (male) season unless one leg and foot are left naturally attached for evidence of sex. The leg and foot shall remain attached at all times while being transported from the place where taken until they have arrived at the permanent residence of the possessor.

Dates:
Prohibited
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
Motor-vehicle Restrictions
Special:
It is unlawful for anyone to hunt or attempt to hunt any game animal or game bird: from any self-propelled (motorized) or drawn vehicle. Even if the vehicle is not moving, hunters must be off or out of the vehicle. Holders of a “Permit To Hunt From A Vehicle (PTHV)” are the exception to this

Dates:
Prohibited
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
Shooting Restrictions
Special:
It is unlawful for anyone to hunt or attempt to hunt any game animal or game bird: from, on or across any public highway or the shoulder, berm, barrow pit or right-of-way of any public highway

Dates:
Prohibited
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
Prohibited: the aid or use of any set gun, jacklight, spotlight or other artificial light, trap, snare, salt lick, or bait
Special:
It is unlawful for anyone to hunt or attempt to hunt any game animal or game bird: by the aid or with the use of any set gun, jacklight, spotlight or other artificial light, trap, snare, salt lick, or bait, as per Montana law. (Baiting shall mean the placing, exposing, depositing, distributing, or scattering of corn, wheat, or other grain or food sources so as to constitute a lure or attraction. Nothing shall prohibit the taking of birds over standing crops or harvested cropland or grains scattered as a result of agricultural harvesting).

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Bag Limit:
up to 9 wild turkey licenses per year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used during the fall season except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Limit – A turkey hunter may hold up to 9 wild turkey licenses per year. This may include: 1 General Hunting Area Turkey License; 1 Regional Turkey Area License in each of Regions 1, 2, 5 & 7 valid for male turkey in the spring and either-sex turkey in the fall (Region 5 license only valid in the spring); 1 Female or Beardless Turkey license in each of Regions 1 and 2 (Region 2 license only valid in Missoula and Ravalli counties) 1 Spring and 1 Fall Special Drawing Turkey License.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Bag Limit:
up to 9 wild turkey licenses per year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used during the fall season except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Marked or Radio-Collared Animals – It is legal to shoot game animals that have radio collars, neck bands, ear tags and/or other markers, but markers and radio collars must be returned to FWP. Please report the killing of a marked animal to the local FWP Office.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Bag Limit:
up to 9 wild turkey licenses per year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
Unlawful: any recorded or electronically amplified bird or animal calls, sounds, or imitations
Special:
Recorded Animal or Bird Sounds It is unlawful to use any recorded or electronically amplified bird or animal calls, sounds, or imitations of bird or animal calls or sounds to assist in the hunting, taking, killing, or capturing of any wildlife except predatory animals as per Montana law.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Bag Limit:
up to 9 wild turkey licenses per year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
Tagging Requirements
Special:
Tagging Hunters harvesting a turkey are required to validate and attach their tag to the turkey before is removed from the site of kill, or before the hunter leaves the site of the kill. To validate a license, the month and day of the turkey was killed must be completely removed. The license must be attached to the animal in a clearly visible manner. The license must remain with the turkey until it is consumed. To properly validate a license (sometimes referred to as a tag): A hunter must cut out the proper month and day of the kill from the appropriate license and attach it to the animal before the carcass is removed from the site of kill, or before the hunter leaves the site of the kill. The license must be attached to the animal in a secure and clearly visible manner. • Tearing, slicing or punching the tag is not legal. The properly validated carcass license must remain with the meat (including cold storage) until consumed.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Bag Limit:
up to 9 wild turkey licenses per year
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
Communication Restrictions
Special:
Two-way Communication Two-way electronic communication (radios, cell phones, text messages, etc.) may not be used to: hunt game animals or upland game birds, migratory birds, or furbearers as defined in Montana law (“hunt” means to “pursue, shoot, wound, kill, chase, lure, possess or capture.”); OR avoid game checking stations, FWP enforcement personnel, or to facilitate illegal activity. The rule does not prohibit the possession or use of two-way communication for safety or other legitimate purposes.

Dates:
All year
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Bag Limit:
up to 9 wild turkey licenses per year
Method:
Prohibited
Special:
Wanton Waste It is illegal to waste any part of any game animal, game bird, or game fish suitable for food. Following are turkey parts suitable for food: breasts, thighs and wings.

Dates:
Regional Turkey - either Sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Regional Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Turkey Area — valid in Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders and Lake counties and those portions of Sanders and Missoula counties within Region 1. Not valid on the Flathead Indian Reservation. NOTE: Turkeys in Region 1 are mostly on private land. Hunters must get permission

Dates:
Regional Turkey - either Sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Regional Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Turkey Area — valid in Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders and Lake counties and those portions of Sanders and Missoula counties within Region 1. Not valid on the Flathead Indian Reservation. NOTE: Turkeys in Region 1 are mostly on private land. Hunters must get permission

Dates:
Regional Turkey - either Sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Regional Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Turkey Area — valid in Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders and Lake counties and those portions of Sanders and Missoula counties within Region 1. Not valid on the Flathead Indian Reservation. NOTE: Turkeys in Region 1 are mostly on private land. Hunters must get permission

Dates:
Regional Turkey- either Sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Regional Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Turkey Area — valid in Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders and Lake counties and those portions of Sanders and Missoula counties within Region 1. Not valid on the Flathead Indian Reservation. NOTE: Turkeys in Region 1 are mostly on private land. Hunters must get permission

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

Dates:
Regional Turkey Either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Regional Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Turkey Area — valid in Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders and Lake counties and those portions of Sanders and Missoula counties within Region 1. Not valid on the Flathead Indian Reservation. NOTE: Turkeys in Region 1 are mostly on private land. Hunters must get permission

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Closed All Year
Method:
Hunting Prohibited

Dates:
Closed All Year
Method:
Hunting Prohibited

Dates:
Closed All Year
Method:
Hunting Prohibited

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Closed All Year
Method:
Hunting Prohibited

Dates:
Draw Only except as noted by closures or named exception
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Dates:
Closed All Year
Method:
Hunting Prohibited

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Special:
The following counties are open to all hunters who hold a valid current year general area turkey license: Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli, Lake and Sanders counties AND the following counties or portion of counties and all counties lying east of these: Hill, that portion of Chouteau County north of the Missouri River and east of the Marias River, Fergus, Wheatland, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Carbon.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Turkey Area — valid in Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders and Lake counties and those portions of Sanders and Missoula counties within Region 1. Not valid on the Flathead Indian Reservation. NOTE: Turkeys in Region 1 are mostly on private land. Hunters must get permission

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Turkey Area — valid in Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders and Lake counties and those portions of Sanders and Missoula counties within Region 1. Not valid on the Flathead Indian Reservation. NOTE: Turkeys in Region 1 are mostly on private land. Hunters must get permission

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Turkey Area — valid in Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders and Lake counties and those portions of Sanders and Missoula counties within Region 1. Not valid on the Flathead Indian Reservation. NOTE: Turkeys in Region 1 are mostly on private land. Hunters must get permission

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Turkey Area — valid in Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders and Lake counties and those portions of Sanders and Missoula counties within Region 1. Not valid on the Flathead Indian Reservation. NOTE: Turkeys in Region 1 are mostly on private land. Hunters must get permission

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
When Hour:
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Turkey Area — valid in Lincoln, Flathead, Sanders and Lake counties and those portions of Sanders and Missoula counties within Region 1. Not valid on the Flathead Indian Reservation. NOTE: Turkeys in Region 1 are mostly on private land. Hunters must get permission

Dates:
Regional Turkey Either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Regional Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Regional Turkey Either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Female or Beardless Turkey
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and a Regional Female or Beardless Turkey license
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Regional Turkey Either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Regional Turkey Either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Regional Turkey Either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Regional Turkey Either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Regional Turkey Either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Regional Turkey Either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Regional Turkey Either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Regional Turkey Either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Regional Turkey Either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Regional Turkey Either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Regional Turkey Either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and General Hunt Area Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.

Dates:
Special Draw Turkey License
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow
Special:
Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process: Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license. Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License. The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license. Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process: Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license. Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License. The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license. Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process: Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license. Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License. The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license. Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process: Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license. Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License. The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license. Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process: Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license. Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License. The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license. Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process: Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license. Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License. The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license. Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process: Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license. Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License. The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license. Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process: Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license. Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License. The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license. Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process: Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license. Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License. The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license. Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process: Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license. Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License. The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license. Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
Youth Only (399-51) open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
399-51: 25 licenses. Only youth ages 12-15 Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process:Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license.Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License.The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license.Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov.Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
Youth Only (399-51) open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
399-51: 25 licenses. Only youth ages 12-15 Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process:Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license.Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License.The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license.Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov.Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
Youth Only (399-51) open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
399-51: 25 licenses. Only youth ages 12-15 Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process:Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license.Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License.The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license.Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov.Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
Youth Only (399-51) open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
399-51: 25 licenses. Only youth ages 12-15 Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process:Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license.Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License.The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license.Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov.Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
Youth Only (399-51) open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
399-51: 25 licenses. Only youth ages 12-15 Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process:Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license.Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License.The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license.Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov.Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
Youth Only (399-51) open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
399-51: 25 licenses. Only youth ages 12-15 Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process:Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license.Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License.The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license.Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov.Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
Youth Only (399-51) open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
399-51: 25 licenses. Only youth ages 12-15 Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process:Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license.Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License.The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license.Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov.Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Dates:
Youth Only (399-51) open either-sex
License:
Conservation License, Base Hunting License, Upland Game Bird License, and Turkey License
Method:
a shotgun not larger than a ten gauge, a long, recurve or compound bow and arrow, A rifle or a handgun may be used except in areas with a weapons restriction.
Special:
399-51: 25 licenses. Only youth ages 12-15 Special Drawing Turkey License Application Process:Resident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License, a Base Hunting License and an Upland Game Bird License at the time of applying for a special spring or fall turkey license.Nonresident applicants must hold a 2017 Conservation License and a Base Hunting License.The special spring or fall turkey license allows the hunter to hunt in the described area during the time period specified on the license.Hunters may apply for a special turkey license in any of the following ways. The application deadline is March 2 for spring licenses and the deadline is July 27 for fall licenses by the specified time: - Online at fwp.mt.gov – no later than 11:45 p.m. MST. - Over-the-counter at any FWP regional office, FWP area office, and/or the Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. - By mail, applications must include the $5 nonrefundable drawing fee and must be received by FWP Helena Headquarters no later than 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications are available at all FWP regional and FWP area offices or may be downloaded from the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov.Successful special spring or fall turkey license applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase the license before hunting.

Activities Available

Turkey Hunting

Methods Available

A Shotgun Not Larger Than A Ten Gauge, A Long, Recurve Or Compound Bow And Arrow
Aerial Spotting Restrictions
Identification Requirements
A Shotgun Not Larger Than A Ten Gauge, A Long, Recurve Or Compound Bow And Arrow, A Rifle Or A Handgun May Be Used During The Fall Season Except In Areas With A Weapons Restriction.
Tagging Requirements
Hunting Prohibited
Unlawful: Any Recorded Or Electronically Amplified Bird Or Animal Calls, Sounds, Or Imitations
Motor-vehicle Restrictions
Communication Restrictions
Shooting Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Prohibited
Prohibited: The Aid Or Use Of Any Set Gun, Jacklight, Spotlight Or Other Artificial Light, Trap, Snare, Salt Lick, Or Bait
A Shotgun Not Larger Than A Ten Gauge, A Long, Recurve Or Compound Bow And Arrow, A Rifle Or A Handgun May Be Used Except In Areas With A Weapons Restriction.
Check Station Requirements

State-wide Species Available

Turkey

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