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Elk application period: May 1 - June 1
Drawing results available online: June 26

Elk hunting season dates

Hunt period 1 (PDF map): Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, Sept. 15-18, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2

Hunt period 2 (PDF map): Dec. 9-17 

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

Elk hunting licenses

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.

Buy a license/application

Buy a license/application

Hunting regulations

Elk application information

Details on applying for the draw

Elk Hunting Regulations

Read the regulations
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Please see the Elk Hunting Regulations 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.