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Fish and Wildlife Commission Extends Late Season Elk Hunt in HD 580

During a special meeting held Feb. 8, the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission extended the late elk season in hunting district 580.

The season will be open through Feb. 15 and is for antlerless elk off National Forest Lands. The meeting was held in response to landowner concerns expressed to FWP that shoulder season harvest is down this season due to mild winter weather.

A 595-00 B license is required. Any hunter that holds a 595-00 B license can also use an unused general license during these seven days. The 595-00 B license is currently available as a surplus sale (approximately 400 are still available).

Hunters are reminded to ask first before hunting on private land. For more information on access opportunities, hunters can go online to, click on “hunting” and then on “hunt planner map.”

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