To make a reservation for a hunt or for more information please call Dave Hein (406)
670-4366 or Abe Hein (406) 794-2204, or email Dave at email@example.com.
ALL BULL ELK BOW HUNTS ARE FILLED FOR 2022 - 2025. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RESERVE A
BOW HUNT FOR 2026 PLEASE CONTACT US ASAP.
Booking of hunt dates is done on the basis of when the $500.00 deposit was received.
Please make checks payable to: "Elk Creek Family Outfitters". All deposits are fully
refundable for any reason up to the day of the hunt.
Obtaining An Archery Elk Hunting License
We highly recommend that all hunters read the new 2022 regulations from Montana Fish,
Wildlife & Parks using the following link before applying for licenses this year:
At the same time that you apply for the “Elk Combination-General” license also apply
for an elk permit and make sure to apply for permit number 411-21 as your first and
only choice.A $10.00 bow and arrow license or archery stamp must also be purchased
at the time of license application.
Please contact MFWP to verify application cost and licensing procedures at (406)
The 2022 MFWP deadline for license application is April 1st.
The results of the license drawings are projected to be available online at the MFWP
website by the April 15th.
Increasing Your Odds of Drawing a License or Permit
Bonus points essentially offer you additional drawing chances and are used for first-choice
drawings only. Every year that you are unsuccessful in the drawing, and you participate
in the bonus points system, you will be awarded a point. When you apply in the draw
your accrued points are squared to increase the odds for the applicants with more
accrued points. All base bonus points accumulate over time until you draw a permit.
You can only earn 1 bonus point per license year for a specific special permit or
The options are:
At the time of application for that species permit or license
Between July 1 and September 30 if you did not apply for that species special permit
Unlike a preference system, the bonus points system does not guarantee a license/permit
to the applicants with the most bonus points, and first-time applicants still have
a chance to draw a license/permit.
Bonus points essentially offer you additional drawing chances and are used for the
first hunting district choice only.
Existing bonus points will be mathematically “squared” prior to the drawing. That
means if you already have 3 “base” bonus points those will be “squared” and you’ll
then have 9 bonus points going into the drawing.
If you wish to participate in the bonus point program for licenses/ permits, at the
time of your application, you must check “YES” on the bonus point questions and include
the $20 (nonresident) or $2 (resident) bonus point fee per permit type. Then if you’re
unsuccessful, you’ll be awarded an additional base bonus point for next year’s drawing.
If you did not apply for a license or permit, you can purchase a bonus point for
that license or permit from July 1 through September 30. The fee to purchase a bonus
point without applying is $15 per species for residents and the nonresident fees
are $25 per species except for Moose, Sheep, and Goat, which are $75 per species.
You cannot apply and purchase bonus points in the same year.
Any bonus points accumulated will not be lost unless you draw your first choice on
the species you applied your bonus points.
Preference points are used for nonresident combination licenses and increase the
likelihood of obtaining a Combination license. In a preference point system, licenses
are awarded to applicants with the greatest number of preference points.
Purchasing Preference Points:
Preference points for a nonresident big game, elk or deer combination license may
be purchased for a non-refundable fee of $100.
Preference points can be purchased:
at the time of application for the nonresident combination license; or
between July 1 and December 31 for individuals who did not apply for a nonresident
Any accumulated preference points are lost if the applicant does not apply for a
non-resident combination license in consecutive years, or if you are successful at
obtaining a combination license.