GLASGOW, Mont. (NMB) – The general big game hunting season may be over, but the elk shoulder season is just days away for Region 6 of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
For the fourth year, FWP Region 6 has a shoulder season that allows antlerless elk hunting with a specific B-license. This year’s season runs from Dec. 15-Jan. 15, 2020.
Elk licenses valid during the archery and general seasons are not valid for the Region 6 shoulder season. Hunters must have previously applied for this opportunity during the June 1 license drawing and received their elk B-license that is only valid during the shoulder season.
Even though a shoulder season occurs outside the general season, all hunting regulations apply.
FWP suggests that hunters contact private landowners as early as possible and to be respectful during the holiday season. Shoulder season licenses are also valid on legally accessible public lands (except CMR Wildlife Refuge Lands) and participating Block Management lands.