MISSOULA — Select type B elk tags in west-central Montana are being extended through January according to Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP).
Wildlife officials say mild weather prevented hunters from using those select tags. colder weather might drive the elk into more huntable areas. It's one tool that FWP can use to help manage wildlife populations and the decision should be beneficial for both hunters and landowners.
"We are looking at places that are over objective so we have more elk than what the objective calls for these are places where the season has been extended and then where we have landowners that have a history of providing access but also have a history of damage to their store crop and to their, hay and to those spots we are looking to provide more opportunity to help the hunter and landowner," FWP spokeswoman Vivica Crowser said.
All of these tags have already been issued and there are no availabilities to buy a tag at this time. You can find out if this applies to you on FWP’s website you should also receive a notification if your tag has been extended.