Archery season opens September 1st

Posted at 10:09 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 00:09:03-04

HELENA – Archery season for deer and elk opens Saturday, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind hunters to have a safe and successful season.

License drawings have been issued. If you did not get one, surplus drawings are still available.

For general deer or elk license, you can purchase those over-the-counter.

In order to purchase a license, you must take an archery education safety and proficiency course.

Different districts can require different licenses, so hunters are urged to check with a game warden before heading out to a new area.

If you have questions on technology bow-hunting, you can also contact a game warden.

“It’s a great time of year to be out. The archers have worked hard on maintaining an archery-only season, building an archery-only season. It’s a generous opportunity, through six weeks of fall. Great time again to be out. The wildlife is doing some neat things right now," Quentin Kujala, wildlife bureau coordinator for FWP, said.

FWP officials also want to remind you to be bear aware this season, and make sure you carry bear spray and be alert in the forest.

Hunters should also be careful to prevent wildfires, including avoiding driving vehicles in areas with dry grasses, and to carry water or a fire extinguisher. You are also asked to report any smoke or signs of fire immediately.

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