Originally Posted by benjamin2515101
I plan to hunt Montana Region 3 for Elk &/or Mule deer, but my main interest is quality Mulies. I have been trying to figure out Montana's draw results report but the results don't seem to include the districts south of Livingston, MT.
If you draw a "B" license, is there also a lottery for a permit, or do they go together as long as you buy both. Their website says that a B license is only for a cow/doe. I just can't find all the districts on the results listings and this has me very confused. Please help!
I live in this area you ask about. Yes the regulations are confusing and get worse each year, with all of the changes!
First off I will say that the state of Montana does not manage for big mule deer bucks, except in wolf infested area 313! I put on a lot of miles horse back and hunt almost every day and have not seen a buck over 26 inches in years! In this are of Montana you can kill a buck mule deer, or a whitetail doe or a whitetail buck with your regular deer tag, and everything with horns gets shot! This past season there was left over nonresident big game combination licenses, if you do not draw one. The best area to kill a decent buck south of livingston is on or near the yellowstone park line , area 313. This area is only open for mule deer bucks for the first three weeks of the season.
The "b" tags are strictly antlerless. You also need to put in for a special draw unlimited permit to hunt bull elk in area 313 and there are only 25 cow elk permits compared to thousands of permits a few years ago. Our elk are mysteriously gone in a big way( woofshititis)!
The drawing dates are absolutely idiotic! You have to put in for bull elk and select mule deer buck permits before non residents are required to apply for there hunting licenses! How the hell that works out has kept me in a two year state of confussion!
Are you hunting DIY or with an outfitter?
Respond if you have any other questions