Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Western Big Game Application Deadlines

It's that time of year when the snow piling up outside makes you think ahead to the adventures that are to come, but if you don't get your application in some opportunities are going to pass you by! The end of this month marks the first deadline that always sneaks up on me, Non-Resident Elk in Wyoming. Rather than spend another year being surprised by another deadline, I decided to compile a list of all the state's deadlines and figured some of you would find this helpful too. 

Arizona

  • February 12 (online): Elk, Antelope
  • May 14 (Paper) June 11 (Online): Deer, Sheep, Bison
  • September 10 (Paper) October 8 (Online): Spring Bison, Bear, Javelina
  • April 2: All Species

Idaho

  • April 30: Moose, Sheep, Goat
  • June 5: Deer, Elk, Antelope
  • August 15: 2nd Controlled Draw
Montana
  • March 15: Deer, Elk
  • May 1: Moose, Sheep, Goat, Bison
  • June 1: Antelope
  • June 30: Non-Resident Alternate List
  • March 8: Mule Deer Guided
  • April 22: All Species
  • June 24: Deer 2nd Draw
  • July 2: All Species Bonus Point
  • March 20: All Species
Utah
  • March 7: All Species
  • March 21: Bonus Point

Wyoming

  • January 31: Non-Resident Elk
  • February 28: Moose, Sheep, Goat, Bison
  • May 31: Resident Elk
  • May 31: Deer, Antelope
  • June 24-28: Leftover Deer, Elk, Antelope
  • After July 15: Leftover Deer, Elk, Antelope (First come, first serve)
Not that this means that I can afford to hunt all (or any) of these states, just that with this list I can plan ahead and know when I need to apply if I choose to. Fall will come faster than I think, or will ever be ready for, so now is the time to plan ahead. 

Hope you're as lucky,
Kidder