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Elk Application Period: May 1 - Jun. 1
Drawing Results Available Online: Jul. 5


Hunt period 1: Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, Sept. 16-19, Sept. 30 - Oct. 3

Hunt period 2: Dec. 10-18 

Detailed information about elk hunting seasons, management units, hunting hours and more can be found in the Elk Digest.


Elk licenses are very limited and only available through drawing. You do not need a base license to apply for the drawing, but if chosen you must purchase a base license and elk receipt to hunt.


Hunt period two hunt orientation

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Buy a License/Application

Hunting regulations

Elk Hunting Digest (searchable)

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Elk Hunting Digest

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Please see the Elk Digest for information, rules and regulations pertaining to elk hunting. For a full list of regulations and legal descriptions see the Wildlife Conservation Order.

Elk lottery system explained Video

Elk lottery system explained

Hunters are selected for an elk hunting license using a random weighted drawing system. The system is explained in detail in the video below. You can also find detailed information on page 8 of the elk digest.

Successful applicants will receive an elk orientation packet in the mail within three weeks of drawing results being posted.