They'll always be a surplus with the fees they charge.
That's funny, I don't know of a better deal anywhere for a non-resident..
The 2015 Archery Season runs Sept 5–Oct 18.
2015 General Big Game Season runs Oct 24–Nov 29
Big Game (Deer & Elk) Combo License—$991
Youth Big Game Combo License—$500.50
Elk Combo License—$841
Deer Combo Licenses—$587
Combo licenses also include a fishing license, upland game bird license & Hunting Access Enhancement Fee.
Truth, access, opportunity, weapon choice and flexibility to hunt when you want is well worth the premium.
Given how the leftover numbers have decreased steadily over the last three years indicates people are finally catching on.
It's not that great of a deal when you look at it from a NR perspective who can only take one week of vacation. I'd venture to guess that 99% of those who buy the combo never wet a line or shoot a bird on their elk hunt.
I'm a 1%er on this, grouse is good camp meat.
Even if you can only take 1 week of vacation, layer that against a state like Colorado that has four weeks of continual pressure on the animals. With the 11 weeks in Montana you can carve out some time in the middle where pressure has calmed a bit or play the weather if your job allows you flexibility when taking time off.
Of course, even with Obama in office
There's even some guy on TV who keeps telling his viewers how awesome it is too.
What a jerk.
Would love to hear where guys are finding an guaranteed elk license of equivalent quality, for less $.
You get what you pay for.