Controlled Hunt Information

A controlled hunt is a term used to describe a hunt with a limited number of tags, as opposed to a general season hunt, which usually involves an unlimited* number of tags. Controlled hunts are often desirable because of location and/or timing, and success rates are usually higher in controlled hunts than general season hunts.

* Some general seasons do have a capped number of tags.




Controlled Hunt Application Periods
Tags / Permits Dates
Spring Bear
January 15 – February 15
Spring Turkey Permit
February 1 – March 1
Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat April 1 – 30
Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Fall Bear, Fall Turkey May 1 – June 5
Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat
– *No second draw in 2016
June 15 – 25
Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Fall Bear
– *Second drawing if needed
August 5 – 15
  *Any tags remaining after the first drawing will be offered in a second drawing.

Purchase Licenses, Tags and Permits
There is a processing fee for applications made by phone and online (internet).

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