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People are all abuzz with NM and waiting for the results to show up there. I'm definitely in the "can't wait to find out" group there too. I'm also wondering about MT-- when will they post results? I think the official date is the 15th of April, isn't it? If yes, given that date is on Sunday, when will those results likely be available?
Sometime the week of the 16th is what I'm guessing but who knows with those goofballs. Good luck to ya Scott!
Elk/Deer - week of 4/16. Other dates at the link.
They actually have a good table of dates, but list only the application guide on their site even tho it includes draw result dates too.
I'll be waiting for the bad news too that week !!
I would think Friday of next week. Hunt
Good luck everyone in the draw!
Deer, Elk and Antelope permits will be drawn sometime next week. Not sure what days, but that is what I was told today when I called MFWP.
I need some luck in the Montana draw. 4 bonus points going in. Sure MT has their act together this year. Last year’s draw was a fiasco.
Sorry. Just deer and elk.
whew thought I missed it early this year !
The MT FWP phone number (406-444-2950) has an automatic message that says the drawing for all deer and elk licenses and tags will start on Monday 4/23 and finish on Wednesday 4/25.
Ditto what Elk just said. I Just got off the phone with the licensing department and she told me they decided to move it back to the week of the 23rd for non residents to ensure they "get it right" this year. :-)
Pulled this from the link BigDan shared:
Sorry for the unfortunate news, but drawing results will be delayed a week. Undoubtedly, everyone is eager to learn results of the drawing for mule deer buck and either sex and special antlerless elk permits; however, the results will not be available for another week. The drawing will now happen the week of April 23.
Reasons behind the delay are:
• Licensing folks are still reconciling data from applications. • FWP still needs to run a mock drawing to ensure the system is operating smoothly. This will happen toward the end of this week. • The agency wants to run the drawing at a time when staff is available to answer questions from the public about the drawing or the new MyFWP portal. • It is critical for FWP to do everything in its power to have a mistake-free drawing, and this extra time will allow for that.
FWP thanks you for your patience as these issues are addressed with the goal of having a smooth drawing process. Best of luck in drawing your desired permits!
What takes a month to run these apps through a computer program? It seems to me like they could hit run and have everything complete within a day. They have had a month and haven't gotten around to testing the system yet and now need more time?
Patience! Patience! Who said I was patient???
Better this than having my son's results changed 4 times.