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Application Deadlines

Tentative Application Drawing Schedule for 2018

Here you will find the tentative dates for application deadlines and drawings. Exact dates will appear in each magazine issue and on each state's profile in your Hunter Portfolio as the Wildlife Commissions set the regulations.

Don’t miss an application period. Deadlines come quickly and managing applications for multiple species and states can be confusing and difficult. Call our License Application division at 435.865.1020 and let us manage the application process for you.

*Changes for the current month are shown in GREEN.

Application Deadlines

Alaska

Month Covered:
Dec
Contact:
907-465-4190
www.adfg.alaska.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
None
App Deadline:
Dec 15
Drawing Month:
February

Arizona (Bison and Javelina)

Month Covered:
Sep
Contact:
602-942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus
App Deadline:
Oct 9
Drawing Month:
November

Arizona (Elk and Antelope)

Month Covered:
Jan
Contact:
602-942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus
App Deadline:
Feb 13
Drawing Month:
April

Arizona (Sheep, Bison, and Deer)

Month Covered:
June
Contact:
602-942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus
App Deadline:
June 12
Drawing Month:
August

California

Month Covered:
May
Contact:
916-928-5805
www.wildlife.ca.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Modified Preference
App Deadline:
Jun 2
Drawing Month:
June

Colorado

Month Covered:
March
Contact:
303-297-1192
www.cpw.state.co.us
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus/Preference
App Deadline:
Apr 3
Drawing Month:
May

Idaho (Elk, Deer, and Antelope)

Month Covered:
May
Contact:
208-334-3700
fishandgame.idaho.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
None
App Deadline:
Jun 5
Drawing Month:
July

Idaho (Grizzly Bear)

Month Covered:
July
Contact:
208-334-3700
fishandgame.idaho.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Tentative
App Deadline:
Jul 15
Drawing Month:
Tentative

Idaho (Sheep, Moose, and Goat)

Month Covered:
March
Contact:
208-334-3700
fishandgame.idaho.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
None
App Deadline:
Apr 30
Drawing Month:
June

Iowa

Month Covered:
May
Contact:
515-281-5918
www.iowadnr.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Preference
App Deadline:
Jun 3
Drawing Month:
July

Kansas

Month Covered:
April
Contact:
620-672-5911
www.kdwpt.state.ks.us
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Preference
App Deadline:
Apr 27
Drawing Month:
July

Kentucky

Month Covered:
March
Contact:
800-858-1549
fw.ky.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
None
App Deadline:
Apr 30
Drawing Month:
May

Maine

Month Covered:
April
Contact:
202-287-8000
www.maine.gov/ifw
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus
App Deadline:
May 15
Drawing Month:
June

Montana (Antelope)

Month Covered:
April
Contact:
406-444-2535
www.fwp.mt.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus
App Deadline:
Jun 1
Drawing Month:
July

Montana (Elk and Deer)

Month Covered:
Feb
Contact:
406-444-2535
www.fwp.mt.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus/Preference
App Deadline:
Mar 15
Drawing Month:
April

Montana (Points Only)

Month Covered:
July
Contact:
406-444-2535
www.fwp.mt.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus/Preference
App Deadline:
Sep 30
Drawing Month:
N/A

Montana (Sheep, Moose, Goat, and Bison)

Month Covered:
April
Contact:
406-444-2535
www.fwp.mt.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus
App Deadline:
May 1
Drawing Month:
June

Nevada

Month Covered:
April
Contact:
775-688-1500
www.ndow.org
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus
App Deadline:
Apr 16
Drawing Month:
June

New Hampshire

Month Covered:
May
Contact:
603-271-3421
wildlife.state.nh.us
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus
App Deadline:
May 25
Drawing Month:
June

New Mexico

Month Covered:
Feb
Contact:
505-476-8000
www.wildlife.state.nm.us
Pref/Bonus Pts:
None
App Deadline:
Mar 21
Drawing Month:
April

Oregon

Month Covered:
March
Contact:
503-947-6000
dfw.state.or.us
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Preference for Elk, Deer, and Antelope
App Deadline:
May 15
Drawing Month:
June

Pennsylvania

Month Covered:
July
Contact:
717-787-4250
www.pgc.state.pa.us
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus
App Deadline:
Jul 31
Drawing Month:
August

South Dakota (Antelope)

Month Covered:
June
Contact:
605-223-7060
www.gfp.sd.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Modified Preference
App Deadline:
Aug 17
Drawing Month:
September

South Dakota (Bison)

Month Covered:
June
Contact:
605-223-7060
www.gfp.sd.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Modified Preference
App Deadline:
Sep 5
Drawing Month:
October, November

South Dakota (Deer)

Month Covered:
June
Contact:
605-223-7060
www.gfp.sd.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Modified Preference
App Deadline:
Jul 19
Drawing Month:
August

Texas

Month Covered:
Sep
Contact:
512-389-4999
www.tpwd.texas.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus
App Deadline:
Oct 15
Drawing Month:
November

Utah

Month Covered:
Feb
Contact:
801-538-4700
wildlife.utah.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus/Preference
App Deadline:
Mar 1
Drawing Month:
May

Vermont

Month Covered:
June
Contact:
802-828-1000
www.vtfishandwildlife.com
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus
App Deadline:
CANCELLED
Drawing Month:
July

Washington

Month Covered:
May
Contact:
360-902-2200
wdfw.wa.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Bonus
App Deadline:
May 23
Drawing Month:
June

Wyoming (Deer and Antelope)

Month Covered:
May
Contact:
307-777-4600
wgfd.wyo.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Preference
App Deadline:
May 31
Drawing Month:
June

Wyoming (Grizzly Bear)

Month Covered:
July
Contact:
307-777-4600
wgfd.wyo.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Tentative
App Deadline:
Jul 16
Drawing Month:
Tentative

Wyoming (non-resident Elk)

Month Covered:
Jan
Contact:
307-777-4600
wgfd.wyo.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Preference
App Deadline:
Jan 31
Drawing Month:
February

Wyoming (Points Only)

Month Covered:
July
Contact:
307-777-4600
wgfd.wyo.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Preference
App Deadline:
Oct 31
Drawing Month:
N/A

Wyoming (Sheep, Moose, Goat, and Bison)

Month Covered:
Jan
Contact:
307-777-4600
wgfd.wyo.gov
Pref/Bonus Pts:
Preference
App Deadline:
Feb 28
Drawing Month:
May
Application Deadline Month State Month Covered in
Huntin' Fool
Phone #
Website
Prerence/Bonus
Points
Drawing Month
Dec 15 Alaska Dec 907-465-4190
www.adfg.alaska.gov
None February
Jan 31 Wyoming (non-resident Elk) Jan 307-777-4600
wgfd.wyo.gov
Preference February
Feb 13 Arizona (Elk and Antelope) Jan 602-942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
Bonus April
Feb 28 Wyoming (Sheep, Moose, Goat, and Bison) Jan 307-777-4600
wgfd.wyo.gov
Preference May
Mar 1 Utah Feb 801-538-4700
wildlife.utah.gov
Bonus/Preference May
Mar 15 Montana (Elk and Deer) Feb 406-444-2535
www.fwp.mt.gov
Bonus/Preference April
Mar 21 New Mexico Feb 505-476-8000
www.wildlife.state.nm.us
None April
Apr 3 Colorado March 303-297-1192
www.cpw.state.co.us
Bonus/Preference May
Apr 16 Nevada April 775-688-1500
www.ndow.org
Bonus June
Apr 27 Kansas April 620-672-5911
www.kdwpt.state.ks.us
Preference July
Apr 30 Idaho (Sheep, Moose, and Goat) March 208-334-3700
fishandgame.idaho.gov
None June
Apr 30 Kentucky March 800-858-1549
fw.ky.gov
None May
May 1 Montana (Sheep, Moose, Goat, and Bison) April 406-444-2535
www.fwp.mt.gov
Bonus June
May 15 Oregon March 503-947-6000
dfw.state.or.us
Preference for Elk, Deer, and Antelope June
May 15 Maine April 202-287-8000
www.maine.gov/ifw
Bonus June
May 23 Washington May 360-902-2200
wdfw.wa.gov
Bonus June
May 25 New Hampshire May 603-271-3421
wildlife.state.nh.us
Bonus June
May 31 Wyoming (Deer and Antelope) May 307-777-4600
wgfd.wyo.gov
Preference June
Jun 1 Montana (Antelope) April 406-444-2535
www.fwp.mt.gov
Bonus July
Jun 2 California May 916-928-5805
www.wildlife.ca.gov
Modified Preference June
Jun 3 Iowa May 515-281-5918
www.iowadnr.gov
Preference July
Jun 5 Idaho (Elk, Deer, and Antelope) May 208-334-3700
fishandgame.idaho.gov
None July
June 12 Arizona (Sheep, Bison, and Deer) June 602-942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
Bonus August
CANCELLED Vermont June 802-828-1000
www.vtfishandwildlife.com
Bonus July
Jul 15 Idaho (Grizzly Bear) July 208-334-3700
fishandgame.idaho.gov
Tentative Tentative
Jul 16 Wyoming (Grizzly Bear) July 307-777-4600
wgfd.wyo.gov
Tentative Tentative
Jul 19 South Dakota (Deer) June 605-223-7060
www.gfp.sd.gov
Modified Preference August
Jul 31 Pennsylvania July 717-787-4250
www.pgc.state.pa.us
Bonus August
Aug 17 South Dakota (Antelope) June 605-223-7060
www.gfp.sd.gov
Modified Preference September
Sep 5 South Dakota (Bison) June 605-223-7060
www.gfp.sd.gov
Modified Preference October, November
Sep 30 Montana (Points Only) July 406-444-2535
www.fwp.mt.gov
Bonus/Preference N/A
Oct 15 Texas Sep 512-389-4999
www.tpwd.texas.gov
Bonus November
Oct 9 Arizona (Bison and Javelina) Sep 602-942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
Bonus November
Oct 31 Wyoming (Points Only) July 307-777-4600
wgfd.wyo.gov
Preference N/A