Controlled Hunt Information

A controlled hunt has a limited number of tags, which are obtained in a random drawing. Success rates are generally higher in controlled hunts than in general season hunts.

2018 Second Drawing Update

The second drawing for big game controlled hunts has been changed.

  • The second application period for 2018 will run Friday, August 10 to Friday, August 17.
  • Leftover tags should be available Monday, August 27 at 10:00 am MDT on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Last updated 7/20/2018 4:15pm MT
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 2018 second drawing
June 15 – 25
Grizzly Bear (more info coming) June 15 - July 15
Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Fall Bear
– *Second drawing
August 10 – 17
*Any tags remaining after the first drawing will be offered in a second drawing.


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