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Controlled Hunt Information

Monday, December 22, 2014 

Controlled hunt is a term used to describe a hunt with a limited number of permits, as opposed to a general season, which allows unlimited numbers of hunters. Controlled hunts are often desirable because of location and/or timing. Success rates are usually higher in controlled hunts than general season hunts.

Controlled Hunt Application Periods
For The Following Tags / Permits:
Spring Bear
January 15 – February 15
Spring Turkey Permit
February 1 – March 1
Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat - First Draw* April 1 – 30
Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Fall Bear, Fall Turkey - First Draw* May 1 – June 5
Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat - Second Draw
- There was no 2nd Draw application period this year, 2014; all tags were issued.
June 15 – 25
Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Fall Bear - Second Draw August 5 – 15
*Any tags remaining after the first drawing will be offered in a second drawing.

Note:  If you applied in 2014 for a 2015 controlled extra hunt for elk (hunt numbers: 2260 and 2261; for hunts starting January 1, 2015), you can't pick up the controlled hunt tag until you have purchased your 2015 license, which go on sale December 1, 2014.

Once you have purchased your 2015 license you may contact the Fish and Game headquarters office or any regional office to be placed in the system for the controlled hunt.

The August 1, 2014 purchase deadline does not apply to the 2015 extra elk hunts listed above
and the controlled hunt tag(s) will not be forfeited.

Purchase Licenses Here

Licenses, Tags, Permits:

There is a processing fee for applications made by phone and online (internet).

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Last Updated: August 20, 2014 
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