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06-16-2011, 02:31 PM
Does anyone no when Montana post the results for Big game special permits? I think Moose, sheep, goat come out June 20th?

Bitterroot Bulls
06-16-2011, 02:57 PM
It seems to change every year, but the website says "late June" for moose, sheep, and goat. Last year I think they were posted by the 15th. I guess I'll just keep checking 100 times a day for the rest of the month.

06-16-2011, 04:18 PM
Thanks bitterroot bulls, i do the same thing too! Did you put in for mule deer in the Bitterroot this year?

06-16-2011, 04:24 PM
Results should be out the week of June 20th. go to this link for dates
I'm getting really excited for the results to come out!!!

Bitterroot Bulls
06-16-2011, 06:59 PM

That was where I checked, too. Looks like they changed it from "Late June" to the Week of June 20th. Slightly less vague. I'll still check before Monday, though.

Yeah, we will have to see how the deer draw goes. I was down south last weekend and saw a pile of bucks. Looks like it is going to be a good antler year.

06-16-2011, 10:34 PM
Ha ill probally check before monday to!! Good to no about the bucks down south, I hope all this rain help for horn growth this year.

06-19-2011, 09:29 PM
checked and still not up today

Umpqua Hunter
06-19-2011, 10:51 PM
I cannot wait!

06-20-2011, 11:10 AM
Word out of Helena is results posted by close of business today. Here's hoping that is right....

06-20-2011, 11:17 AM
Hope that is true, I need to find out how much leave I need to take en-route to Alaska, hopefully it will be all of november...Montana FWP it sure would be nice to draw something this year haha...

eye in sky
06-20-2011, 02:42 PM
Results are out. I struck out again.

06-20-2011, 06:28 PM
Same here No goat tag for me Had a buddy that put in and he had the same result....... NOT SUCCESSFUL. Oh well have to try again next year.

Bitterroot Bulls
06-20-2011, 06:33 PM
Max points, and once again ... Nada.

Maybe next year, but I won't be holding my breath.

06-20-2011, 07:09 PM
I drew a big buck tag for unit 291 near my hometown. Always a great place for muleys. But no sheep tag this year.

06-20-2011, 10:18 PM
I drew a big buck tag for unit 291 near my hometown. Always a great place for muleys. But no sheep tag this year.

Don't think the deer permits have been drawn.

06-20-2011, 11:03 PM
Hmm interesting...I got a letter from Helena saying I was successful.

Bitterroot Bulls
06-21-2011, 10:44 AM
FWP says July 15 for elk and deer.

06-21-2011, 11:44 AM
Nada for me

06-21-2011, 04:54 PM
No joy for me.

06-21-2011, 11:20 PM
No Moose, Sheep, or Goat tag for me this year...... Deer, Elk & Antelope Get ready!!!!!!!

06-22-2011, 12:35 AM
Bitterroot bulls what does Montana consider Max points? Are Elk, Deer the same as Moose, Sheep, and goat in the point system?

Bitterroot Bulls
06-22-2011, 09:27 AM
Points work the same for all species, you just get your name in the hat another time for each point. So, if you have 2 points, your name goes in the hat 3 times, once for application, and twice for your points.

What I meant by max points was I have been getting points since they were available. That is 9 points, I believe, for those species.

6mm Remington
06-22-2011, 12:26 PM
After 33 years I finally drew one of the three, moose, sheep, and goat! I got a goat tag for 240-06 Kootenai Creek near Stevensville. Probably not a lot of goats up there, but at least I get to go hunting for one finally. I'm pretty darn excited. Already called my FWP buddy and the biologist although I have not talked with him yet. My FWP contact was able to look at 2006, the last year he could find information on flights monitoring the goat herds. They flew that drainage and only counted 14 goats with 3 of them being billies. I hope he can find some more recent data for me! :0) The biologist should be able to help out and I'm going to call the last two years applicants to get some more information. It does not matter to me, I finally get to go hunt one!

Bitterroot Bulls
06-22-2011, 01:21 PM


I am certain you will find a nice goat. I have seen them in there often.

6mm Remington
06-22-2011, 01:38 PM
Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated B. Bulls! How far in do you go before you typically start seeing any? When my buddy told me about the census flights, it kind of surprised me as 14 for that whole drainage is not very many.

Bitterroot Bulls
06-22-2011, 04:49 PM
I wouldn't be too concerned about the counts. Those 240 units are so small that goats travel from one unit to another just about daily, especially billies.

A few years ago a buddy got a 240 tag (tin cup to boulder), and we saw traveling goats often. My buddy ended up shooting a near-book Billy that was in a neighboring unit when we first saw him.

Goats could be anywhere up and down the canyon, but the head end of the basin would be the best place to start.

Choose a side, get high up, and you should be able to glass a long ways.

That is a great tag. Good luck.

6mm Remington
06-22-2011, 06:40 PM
Thanks! I appreciate the assistance.

MT backcountry hunter
06-23-2011, 10:17 PM
6mm congrats man. thats gotta be a awesome feeling to see "successfull" next to your name. nada for me on draws, o well i never get my hopes up

07-06-2011, 05:58 PM
limited permits for MT still not out yet!