Montana drawing results

darryln75

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Can anybody explain how the new Montana licensing system works and how I interpret the drawing results. When I log in to "MyFWP Information" and look under drawing results for a general big game combo license I have 2 different results. One is "Successful 2018 General Big Game Combo (released). The other result is "Not Successful 2018 General-Big Game Combo".

So How do I tell if I got a license or not...Thanks.
 

targetpanic

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Clear as mud ain't it!!! LOL
My understanding is that you were unsuccessful in the first drawing. In that first drawing other people were successful in drawing a big game combo but were UNSUCCESSFUL in drawing a limited entry draw that they had chosen. When they applied they stated that they did not want a big game combo WITHOUT the LE tag. All those "turned in" Big game combo go back into a 2nd drawing for people who were unsuccessful in the first drawing (like you) and you happened to be successful the 2nd time around. Bottom line is I believe you got a license headed your way. On the other hand...I could be totally confused as to how the system works.
 

wllm1313

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I agree with targetpanic's assessment.

Montana has a really dumb system in my opinion, they really need to save everyone the headache and make make permit units a separate tag and general units another and get rid of the deer/elk combo. Basically you either draw a permit and you can only hunt that unit or you can draw a general tag. Montana seasons are generous and the deer take a pounding, I don't see any wildlife management reason for the combo (although my wallet likes it).
 

darryln75

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Does anybody know when the Montana Big Game combo licenses will be mailed out?
 

k9_75

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Was told yesterday that they were printing them now and would start sending them out soon.
 
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