As of Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Didn't draw a tag in the first round? It's not too late to apply for the second controlled hunt drawing for over 2,250 unclaimed, controlled hunt tags for deer, elk, pronghorn and bear. The application period for the second drawing runs through Aug. 17.
A list of available tags by hunt number is available on the unclaimed and leftover tag page. Hunters can apply at Fish and Game license vendors, by telephone at 800-554-8685, online, or by mail. (All mailed entries must be postmarked no later than Aug. 17). The application fee is $6.25 for residents and $14.75 for nonresidents for each species.
For information on rules and dates for specific hunts, consult the current big game seasons and rules brochure or the online version. Note: Some hunts will be under way by the time the second drawing is completed and tags are available for sale.
Results of the second drawing will be available around Aug. 24. Any tags not drawn in the second drawing will be sold first-come, first-served Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. MT. Applicants purchasing a leftover tag must submit the nonrefundable application fee.
The waiting period restrictions, and the 10-percent nonresident limit, do not apply to the second hunt drawing or leftover tag sales.