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.
Quentin Kujala, wildlife bureau coordinator for Fish Wildlife and Parks says “Its 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 6 weeks of fall. Great time again to be out. The wildlife is doing some neat things right now.”
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, carry water or a fire extinguisher. Report any smoke or signs of fire immediately.
Reporting by Mercedies Pruneda for MTN News