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(posted May - 2014)

Here are the important permitting developments to watch for this month in the US.
Compiled by Mike Bodenchuk, North American Editor

(Editor Note: The listing below includes current year information for big game hunts in each state. The listing will be maintained and updated as a planning tool even though deadlines may have passed. As The Hunting Report is "…for hunters who travel", all information below is based on nonresident status. Different license fees and, in some cases, deadlines apply to residents of the states listed.)

Western States Deadlines
State   Telephone   Comments
Arizona   602-942-3000 The 2014 deadline for pronghorn and elk permits was February 11. Licenses will be mailed to hunters who were successful in the draw by April 18, 2014. Bighorn, deer, fall turkey, fall buffalo, fall javelina and mountain lion regulations should be available mid-May, deadline 7pm, June 10. Non-permit (OTC*) lion permits are available year-round. OTC archery deer permits also available for fall hunts.

New license structure/fees in place as of January 1, 2014. Nonresidents are required to purchase a $160 Combination Hunting and Fishing License to apply for draw permits.
Colorado   303-297-1192 2014 big game brochures available. There are two separate brochures (sheep and goat in one brochure; elk, deer, pronghorn and moose in another). 2014 big game application deadline was April 1. Results will be posted online by May 30.

You must pay for one $10 Conservation Stamp each year, but you can do so while applying for your special draw license (if applying for more than one species, you only need to pay for one Conservation Stamp). You must submit the entire license fee with your application (deer $364; bull elk $604; pronghorn $364; moose $2,009; bear $354; Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep $2,009; desert bighorn sheep $1,339; mountain goat $2,009). In 2014, there is one nonresident desert bighorn permit in CO and there are no preference points for desert sheep. Mountain lion season runs November through March with a new season (on the new license) April 1-30.
Idaho   208-334-3700 OTC deer and elk tags. Application period for controlled hunts for moose, mountain goat and bighorn sheep was April 1-30; if a nonresident applies for moose or sheep or goat they are not eligible to apply for another species in the general draw. The application period for controlled deer and elk hunts, plus all pronghorn licenses, is May 1-June 5. A nonresident hunting license ($154.75) is required for all applications.
Kansas   620-672-5911 2014 nonresident deer permit draw application period was April 1-25, 2014. Online or phone applications only. Nonresident deer permit fee is $337.50; if successful in the draw a nonresident hunting license ($72.50) is also required.
Maine   207-287-8000 Applications for Maine moose are due May 14, 2014. Applications are available online. Paper applications are also available, but the deadline for paper applications was April 1 (postmark or delivered). Multiple chances in the moose lottery are available: 1 chance $15, 3 chances $25, 6 chances $35 and 10 chances $55.  If successful in the lottery, a $585 nonresident moose license is required.
Montana   406-444-2950 A Conservation License ($10) is required for all applicants.  Applications for nonresident combination elk/deer licenses and elk or deer draw permits were due March 15, 2014. Elk combination licenses $826, deer combination licenses $580. The elk or deer combination license is required to apply for special permit drawing (if unsuccessful in the permit drawing you may still use the combination license in the general elk or deer season).

Moose, sheep, goat, bison applications were due May 1. Moose, sheep and goat tags cost $755 each, bison tag is $750.  Pronghorn and deer B tag deadline is June 1. Deadline to purchase spring bear permits was April 14. Bear permits available through the miscellaneous licenses application (now online). Super Tag Raffle permit deadline is July 5.

Nevada   775-688-1500 Deadline for the mule deer guide draw was March 14, 2014.  Application period for all other draw hunts (bighorn sheep, pronghorn, deer and elk) was March 24 through April 21, 2014. A $142 nonresident general license is necessary to apply for any tags. Tag fees are: deer $240, pronghorn $300, bighorn $1,200 bull elk $1,200. Additional application, predator control fees and convenience fees apply. Results should be posted by June 9.
New Hampshire   603-271-2461 Applications available for 2014 moose permits, due May 30.  Online applications encouraged. Application fee of $25 due at the time of application. If drawn, you will need to submit a moose license fee of $500. Results mailed to successful applicants by July 7.
New Mexico   505-476-8000 Applications for ibex, oryx, deer, elk, pronghorn, javelina and bighorn sheep were due March 19. Drawing results available online April 23. All applicants must purchase a hunting license ($65) before applying. Habitat Management and Access validation ($4) required of all hunters and Habitat Stamp ($5) required for hunts on BLM or US Forest Service property. Full license application fees due upon application: standard elk $555; high demand elk $780; standard deer $290; high demand deer $375; pronghorn $290; javelina $185; bighorn (Rocky Mountain or desert) $3,180;, oryx $1,630; ibex $1,630; Barbary sheep $380.  Additional fees for desert bighorn or oryx on White Sands Missile Range. All hunters must create an account within the drawing system to apply. Tutorial available online.

Oregon   503-947-6100 2014 regulations and applications available. Applications for controlled deer, elk, mountain goat, bighorn sheep and pronghorn due May 15. Results available online June 20. All hunters must purchase $148.50 hunting license before applying. Application fee $8 per species. New this year, nonresidents may apply for mountain goat. Tag fees (due only if successful in the drawing) deer (mule deer or blacktail) $383.50; elk (Rocky Mountain or Roosevelt) $508.50; bighorn sheep (California or Rocky Mountain) $1,308.50; mountain goat $1,308.50; pronghorn $341.50. Spring bear (drawing only) deadline was February 3. Fall bear available OTC through the license division (not from vendors).

Utah   801-538-4700  2014 big game application book available. Bear applications were due March 3, big game (bighorn, moose, mountain goat, bison, deer, elk and pronghorn) applications were due March 6. Results will be posted on or before May 30. Applications for bonus points only were due March 20. Antlerless application period May 30-June 20. All applicants must purchase $65 hunting license to apply. Online applications include credit card authorization to charge permit fee if successful in the draw. Permit fees: general deer $268; limited entry deer $468; premium deer $568; general elk $393; limited entry elk $800; pronghorn $293; once-in-a-lifetime species (moose, desert bighorn, Rocky Mountain bighorn, mountain goat or bison) $1,518; Antelope Island bison $2,615. OTC mountain lion tags available for units with available quota.

Vermont   802-241-3700 Moose applications now available, due June 10, 2014. Both paper and online applications accepted. Nonresident application fee $25 per lottery. Two separate lotteries, one for archery permits (total 50 permits available) and another for general season (285 permits available).  
Washington   360-902-2464 Multi-hunt applications (allows hunters to hunt all three seasons for deer or elk) were due March 31. Application period for mountain goat, bighorn sheep, moose or draw tags for bear, turkey, deer and elk is April 15-May 15. The application fee (per permit) for "Quality elk", "Quality deer", any moose, bighorn ram or mountain goat is $110. Deer-only permit $434.30, elk $497, moose, goat or bighorn $1,652. General deer, elk, cougar and bear tags available OTC and combination licenses for these species are available.
Wyoming   307-777-4600 Elk application deadline was January 31; results available February 28. Moose, bison, bighorn and mountain goat application deadline was February 28; results will be available May 9.  Applications for deer and pronghorn were due March 15; results will be available June 30. All applications now online only.

Permit and application fees due at the time of application; elk $591, deer $326, pronghorn $286, moose $1,416, mountain goat $2,166, bighorn sheep $2,266. Additional costs for special elk, deer or pronghorn licenses (separate pool with higher fees).   New Supertag raffle ($10/chance) allows successful winner a chance to draw bighorn, moose, goat, bison, elk, deer, black bear, gray wolf, mountain lion or pronghorn license. The Supertag Trifecta raffle ($30/chance) allows the winner to choose any three of the above species. Winners must submit permit fees after being notified they won. Tickets available until May 1. Application period to purchase preference points only is July 1-September 30, 2014.


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