Region 2 Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


Region Exceptions

Turkey

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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.

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

General Regulations

Always check your state's official documentation. See our list of state regulations.