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Bonus Point Program Changes

A new feature will allow hunters who did not apply for bonus points during this year’s big game drawings to purchase a bonus point beginning Monday, July 3rd through September 30th to help in the 2018 drawing.

The addition comes after House Bill 623 passed during the 2017 legislature and allows anyone who missed applying for points to still get the chance to participate in the program.

The new legislation also says any bonus points accrued will not expire; this allows hunters to be competitive in the bonus point program while allowing them to plan ahead.

Montana law allows any hunter who applied for a special license through a big game drawing to participate in the bonus point system for an extra fee.

Bonus points can provide more opportunities to get licenses through the drawing.

For more information, visit http://fwp.mt.gov/.

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