Hunters planning to pursue wild turkeys in parts of western Montana this fall must apply for a special permit by July 28. The fall turkey hunting season begins Sept. 1.
Prospective fall turkey hunters interested in a special permit may apply by mail using an official application; at a regional office, or online.
Fall turkey hunting is by special permit in six portions of western and southwestern Montana. Other areas have a general license turkey season. For details, check the 2011 upland game bird hunting regulations on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov on the Hunting page under regulations.
All turkey permit applicants must use an official FWP application form. Applicants must have a 2011 Conservation License and ALS number and they must pay $5 for the nonrefundable drawing fee.
Mail-in applications, which can be found on FWP's website, must be received by 5 p.m. on July 28. Online applications are available at fwp.mt.gov under Online Services and must be completed by 11:30 p.m. on July 28.
Fall turkey permit mail-in applications must be sent to: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; License Section; Fall Turkey Drawing; P.O. Box 200701; Helena MT 59620-0701.
Successful applicants will be notified by mail and will be required to purchase a valid fall turkey license before hunting.