collapse
Double U Hunting Supply A lightweight orange vest that complements your technical hunting apparel!

Author Topic: When do Montana surplus deer tags go on sale?Yeah, I blew it....  (Read 1472 times)

Offline Dan-o

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 8907
So yeah.......   I blew it.

How the heck do I find when they put the (hopefully) surplus tags on sale?

I remember from years past that they go quick, and I really don't want to blow it again.

Not feeling very good about my preparation, but now i really want to go.

Dan
Member:   Yakstrakgutp (or whatever we are)
I love the BFRO!!!
I wonder how many people will touch their nose to their screen trying to read this...

Offline Wingin it

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2009
  • Posts: 546
  • Location: Stanwood
Re: When do Montana surplus deer tags go on sale?Yeah, I blew it....
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 10:21:04 PM »
I believe right after the draw, late April, early May. I am not too sure there will be any deer combos left this year. There should be deer/elk combos though.

Offline Gamblin Guy

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 568
  • Location: Monroe/Snohomish
Re: When do Montana surplus deer tags go on sale?Yeah, I blew it....
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2017, 05:35:58 AM »
Usually the first week of August.

Offline Karl Blanchard

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 4922
  • Location: Selah, WA
  • Jonathan_S hunting apparel prostaff
Re: When do Montana surplus deer tags go on sale?Yeah, I blew it....
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 06:46:24 AM »
Right after the draw, so as said, late April early may.  There are always gonna be returned tags.  In years past they have lasted up until nov.  Two years ago it was mid summer when they sold out.  Last year they only released like 450 tags and they went in 10 hours. Better be johnny on the spot this year.  They will announce when they are gonna release.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn these men.  Rather, we should thank god that such men lived.  -General George S. Patton

Aaron's Profile:  http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?action=profile;u=2875
Aaron's Posts:  http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=2875
Aaron's Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/aaron.blanchard.94

Offline DaveMonti

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 1242
  • Location: Snohomish County
Re: When do Montana surplus deer tags go on sale?Yeah, I blew it....
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2017, 09:54:03 AM »
Dan-o,

My buddy and I got ours last year when the leftovers went on sale.  I called the Montana FWP to find out the date.  For some reason, I'm thinking it was in the summer, June or July, but I could be mistaken.  I think they wait until after the June special permit draw as folks who do not draw a special deer permit can return the combo tag and get a refund (80%, I think). 

We logged on to the online system when they went on sale and purchased them.  I think I woke up at 4 AM to do that, maybe earlier. 

Within a few hours, there were no deer combo's left. 

There are a lot more Big Game combo licenses available, so you may have some luck with that if the deer combo sells out.  Of course, the price is a bit higher...

Good luck!

Offline Karl Blanchard

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 4922
  • Location: Selah, WA
  • Jonathan_S hunting apparel prostaff
Re: When do Montana surplus deer tags go on sale?Yeah, I blew it....
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2017, 11:42:59 AM »
Surplus tags went on sale May 9th last year.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn these men.  Rather, we should thank god that such men lived.  -General George S. Patton

Aaron's Profile:  http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?action=profile;u=2875
Aaron's Posts:  http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=2875
Aaron's Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/aaron.blanchard.94

Offline jjhunter

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 1566
  • Location: Mule Deer Country
  • Aim small. Miss small.
Re: When do Montana surplus deer tags go on sale?Yeah, I blew it....
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2017, 12:14:32 PM »
Hunt-Wa put some dandies on the board from MT last year!!!     

I hunted on a leftover last year and had a great hunt!   I took a 4 years hiatus from MT from 2011-2015, but was presently surprised by the quality I found public land hopping in 2016.   Looks like the herds are slowly recovering in the SE portion of the state.

If the winter kill isn't too bad, I'd expect to see some dandies posted come November.

***MT may be good option with the popular ID general season units getting annihilated this winter***

 

* Recent Topics

Teanaway quality tag by Duckslayer89
[Today at 01:41:11 AM]


Bass pics by bowhunterforever
[Today at 01:15:47 AM]


Losers Lounge: It's that time folks.....Come on in.. by RadSav
[Today at 12:53:04 AM]


Parker lake! by bearpaw
[Today at 12:29:57 AM]


Pig Hunts by bearpaw
[Today at 12:26:42 AM]


Diesel fuel additives by bearpaw
[Today at 12:24:27 AM]


People on Cams by smdave
[Today at 12:12:13 AM]


2018 Special Permits: Drawing Results by bearpaw
[Today at 12:11:11 AM]


Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits? by follow maggie
[Today at 12:09:28 AM]


Another holster question by MeatMissile
[Today at 12:01:19 AM]


For Sale: NIB Tikka T3x Superlite 308 WIN by MeatMissile
[Yesterday at 11:40:15 PM]


What Should You Do 2018; Scenario #5 by Shawn Ryan
[Yesterday at 11:36:10 PM]


Gunna make the .284(7mm) Hammer Hunter 177grains GO FAST! by Biggerhammer
[Yesterday at 11:20:01 PM]


Washington Moose Hunters (Caution Added) by bearpaw
[Yesterday at 11:18:29 PM]


Lake Chelan guide? by cavemann
[Yesterday at 11:11:21 PM]


Need a scope mounted (Snohomish co) by biggfish
[Yesterday at 11:07:10 PM]


Echinococcus granulosus canadensis (EG) in Maine Moose: Suggestions for Dog Owne by bearpaw
[Yesterday at 11:03:15 PM]


House by Ellensburg for sale by hollymaster
[Yesterday at 11:00:19 PM]


Grayback quality buck by carpsniperg2
[Yesterday at 10:55:00 PM]


Diamond M Ranch said open cow rate has risen since wolf migration… by bearpaw
[Yesterday at 10:50:46 PM]