By Alan Sorensen
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks issued a reminder last week that youngsters may purchase or apply for a license if they will be 12 years old before or during the season they are applying for.
In the past, the FWP news release said, an 11-year-old had to turn 12 years of age before Sept. 15 in order to be eligible for a license that fall. All other requirements remain in place, including a valid Hunter Education certificate, according to the release.
The new law, which applies to resident and nonresident youth, went into effect this past October. Important application and purchase deadlines are:
Spring Black Bear April 14, Purchase
Moose, Sheep & Goat May 1, Drawing
Deer, Elk, Antelope June 1, Drawing
Fall Black Bear Aug. 31, Purchase
Fall Mountain Lion Aug. 31, Purchase
Licenses must be purchased on or before the deadline date, according to the news release.
Applica-tions must be completed and sent in to an FWP office with a postmark on or before the deadline date.