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FWP asks hunting, fishing licenses be purchased online

Posted at 10:41 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 12:41:57-04

HELENA — State wildlife officials are asking hunters and anglers to make licensing purchases online due to concerns over coronavirus (COVID-19).

Anyone who needs assistance with their purchase can contact the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) licensing center at (406) 444-2950.

People can also contact an FWP regional or area office for more information.

  • Region 1 (Kalispell): 752-5501
  • Region 2 (Missoula): 542-5500
  • Region 3 (Bozeman): 577-7900
  • Helena Area Office: 495-3260
  • Butte Area Office: 494-1953
  • Region 4 (Great Falls): 454-5840
  • Lewistown Area Office: 538-4658
  • Region 5 (Billings): 247-2940
  • Region 6 (Glasgow): 228-3700
  • Havre Area Office: 265-6177
  • Region 7 (Miles City): 234-0900
  • FWP Headquarters (Helena): 444-2535

FWP regional and headquarters offices remain open, but visitors will be required to follow protocols.

These protocols include:

  • Entry to the lobby is limited and monitored by an FWP staff member.
  • Visitors must wait outside until notified by FWP staff to enter.
  • No cash will be accepted, only checks and credit or debit cards.
  • The April 1 deadline for deer and elk, the May 1 deadline for moose, sheep, goat, and bison, and the June 1 deadline for Elk B, Deer B, and antelope will remain in effect. These deadlines are set in statute.
  • Please check with your local FWP office for hours of operation.