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is a wolf tag or cat tag good for the season or the year you bought it for?

Answer

Big game tags, including  wolf tags and mountain lion tags, expire on 12/31 of the year of purchase.  For example, all 2013 tags expired 12/31/13 and are not valid for use in 2014.

Specific to mountain lion and wolf hunting--the seasons run from fall of one year through spring of the next.  The tag you purchase for fall hunting expires on 12/31.  If you wish to continue hunting the rest of the season (Jan 1 to close of season), you must purchase a new license and tag for the new calendar year.