We set out to create the most simplified guide to Montana hunting seasons for 2023.
Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?
Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.
Montana has the longest hunting in the West. With 147, 164 square miles evenly into each region, numbered 1 through 7.
Archery: September 4 - October 17
Youth Hunt: October 21 - October 22
General Season: October 23 - November 28
Backcountry Archery: September 4 - September 14
General Backcountry Season: September 15 - November 28
Fall General Season: September 1 - January 1
Spring General Season: April 10 - May 16
Mountain Grouse: September 1 - January 1
Partridge: September 1 - January 1
Swift Fox: November 1 - March 1
Mountain, Sharp-tailed Grouse: September 1 - January 1
Sage Grouse: September 1 - September 30
Marten: December 1 - February 15
Snipe: September 1 - December 16
See the map below for a breakdown of Montana's hunting zones:
Bag limits vary by game and area so please visit the official site for your specific hunt.
To buy a license and permit go to : https://ols.fwp.mt.gov/
You will need the below listed to hunt deer in the state of Montana:
You must wear at least 400 square inches of orange when hunting big game.
Official State Site: https://fwp.mt.gov
In Montana deer season starts November 4 for archery.
Yes you can hunt on your own land or private land in Montana as long as you have permission and follow regulations.
Yes, Montana has both spring and fall bear seasons.