Montana is known as The Last Best Place and that is something we Montanans take great pride in. Whether you're a lifer or a newbie, Montana offers something for everyone and one of the biggest attractions for locals and out-of-staters is the Montana hunting scene.


For many, the idea of big game hunting here in Big Sky Country is a bucket list item. From bear and bison to elk and moose, Montana is full of game for those looking for the ultimate hunting adventure. Throw in the stunning scenery and adventure of it all, and it's easy to see the appeal.

Plus, there is something for everyone. Whether you're looking for 5-star accommodations, or if you are looking to rough it with your buddies for a few days, you'll find it here in Montana.

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The state of Montana issued over 230 thousand hunting licenses last year, which makes it the 3rd most popular state to hunt in.

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The only two states ranking above Montana just happen to be neighbors of The Treasure State. Wyoming ranks 1st, while South Dakota comes in 2nd. While many locals have been hunting for generations, all three states bring in many out of staters to hunt as well.

How much public land is available for hunting in Montana?

According to the Montana FWP, the state has 30 million acres that are available for public hunting and while certain animals have restrictions, there are animals in Montana that can be and are hunted all year long.

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Let's take a look at 10 animals that you can hunt here in Montana all year long.

10 Animals That You Can Hunt Anytime of the Year in Montana

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