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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.
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.