Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks (MFWP) hunting regulations and dates are released in February of each year. Please check the MFWP website for confirmation of season dates.

Wolf Hunting in Montana

Wolf hunts can be held throughout the year. The best opportunities typically occur in the winter. We’re also offering a combination wolf and mountain lion hunt. Please call 406-579-3866 for more details.

Season: Rifle: September 15, 2018 – March 15, 2019 Archery: September 7-14, 2019
Hunt Dates: TBD with Outfitter at time of booking – Call 406-579-3866
Location: Big Timber Private Land Ranches and Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
Accommodations: lodge/tent camp, meals provided
Trip Length Wilderness: 7 days: 1 day in, 5 days hunting, 1 day out
Trip Length Private Land:  7 days: arrival day, 5 days hunting, departure day
Price: $3,500 wolf only
Price: Package deal included in Early Season Wilderness Rifle – Big Game Combo
License needed: Wolf License, cost: $50
License application deadline: August 31, can purchase after deadline with 24 hr wait period for use

Season: Check online with MFWP.
Hunt Dates: Call 406-579-3866
Location: Southwest Montana
Accommodations: lodge, meals provided
Trip Length: 7 days: 1 day in, 5 days hunting, 1 day out
Price: TBD, please call 406-579-3866
License needed: Mountain Lion, Wolf (contact MFWP)
License application deadline: check MFWP

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Licensing information for wolf hunting

Wolf permits are purchased over the counter. The deadline to purchase a wolf tag is August 31st. August 31. A wolf permit can be purchased after the deadline but if purchased after the deadline requires a 24 hour wait period for use. The cost of a non-resident wolf tag is $50. Reference Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks, www.fwp.mt.gov, for updated details.

General licensing information

Important Information for Resident and Non-Resident Hunters before applying for hunting licenses

If you were born after January 1, 1985, you are required to show proof of completing a Montana hunter safety and education course or an approved hunter safety course from any other state or province prior to applying for or purchasing a hunting license whether the hunting license is for rifle or archery.

All first time bow and arrow license purchasers must enter their bowhunter education certificate number (NBEF) or a previous years archery license number from any state or province.

If you intend to purchase a black bear license for the first time, you need to have passed the FWP Bear Identification test. It can be found online at FWP’s website. Click on Education, then Hunter Education. Choose Bear Identification Program.

All licenses requiring a kill tag such as deer, elk, wolf, mountain lion, mountain goat, antelope, etc. will be mailed to you from MFWP. Make sure the address you used when you applied for or purchased your license is the address to which you want your license mailed. If your purchase included a combination license, then the conservation & fishing portion of that will also be mailed to you. Always print a copy of your application and receipt. This is your proof of application. Once the draws are posted you will want to be checking your mail to be sure you receive your license. If you do not receive your license within 3 weeks of the posted draw, call MFWP and let them know. Licenses purchased online not requiring a kill tag must be printed from your home printer. These licenses which are now in your physical possession are valid for immediate use.

If you need to purchase licenses for yourself and immediate family members, you must do so in separate transactions and provide the appropriate identification required for each individual.

Non-residents who do not have an ALS number established and are purchasing a conservation license for the first time must be prepared to provide the last 4 digits of their social security number per Montana Code Annotated to comply with the Federal Welfare Reform Law. A conservation license is required when purchasing a hunting or fishing license.

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Hunting Deposit & Payment Policy

A partial deposit of $1000 is required to book your hunt. The $1000 partial deposit will be refunded if you do not draw a license. The drawing takes place in mid-April. The remainder of the deposit (50% of the cost of the hunt) is due when the draw is posted and is non-refundable. The balance of the hunt is due 30 days prior to your hunt and is non-refundable. Hunts not fully paid by this date will be considered cancelled. We recommend Trip Cancellation Insurance. Montana Outfitters & Guides Association suggests Global Rescue Travel Insurance. All Hunt Prices include a $50 fee for the MOGA Hunter/Angler Defense Fund.

We accept Credit Cards (Visa/MasterCard only) and Checks. Make Checks Payable to: Absaroka-Beartooth Outfitters, Inc.