issues elk permits for landowner preference described in
MCA, according to the following policies and procedures:
(a) The statutory requirement of 640 acres of
contiguous land is used only to determine if the applicant is eligible to apply
as a landowner.
license/permits are valid in a designated portion of a hunting district, some
of the land owned by the applicant must be within the boundaries of that
(c) Both resident and
nonresident landowners must use the special drawing application provided by the
department. The department shall verify that the applicant owns 640 acres, that
it is contiguous land used by elk, and that the designee of the landowner
preference is eligible.
Partnerships may delegate landowner preference to members of the immediate
family, a partner or an employee. Only one person may be delegated landowner
preference for each sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation. A
corporation may delegate the landowner preference to one shareholder.
(e) All applicants entitled to landowner
preference will be considered in the preference drawings for elk. Unsuccessful
landowner applicants who exceed 15% of a district will be entered into the
regular drawings with their district choices.
(2) Residents may not apply for an elk permit
without first purchasing an A-5 elk license.
(3) Nonresidents must purchase the B-10
license at the time of submittal of drawing applications.