Fewer Montana Surplus Licenses Available in 2016


We just received word that there will be far fewer Montana Surplus Licenses available for 2016. Montana’s deer and elk combo licenses appear to be in higher demand this year, because fewer than 700 surplus licenses will be available! Over the past few years, thousands of surplus licenses have remained. Hunters who wished to pick up and elk and deer combo license were able to do so without fear of them selling out. This year however, that doesn’t appear to be the case. With a very limited number remaining, they will sell out early this year!

If you’d like to hunt elk and deer in Montana this year, now is decision time. The tax deadline is gone and it’s time to start planning your 2016 big game hunt. The surplus licenses will go on sale May 9. And with less than 700 total tags remaining, they are sure to go fast!


If you’d like to hunt elk and deer in Montana this year, give us a call right away at 406-932-5687 or send us a message. We will help you make sure to secure your combo license for 2016.

We hunt an outstanding area here in Montana for both elk and mule deer. The area we hunt has an extremely high bull to cow ratio and an exploding elk population. Every year we continue to see more and more elk, including some excellent bulls. We also see some great mule deer here. Several big burns have improved the quality of this area and it has benefited both elk and deer populations.

Best of all, the area we hunt is included under Montana’s general license, meaning you don’t need years of preference points to buy a license and there’s no waiting for a tag. However, combo tags will sell out this year so be sure and call us before May 9 to make sure you grab yours in time!

Again, give us a call at 406-932-5687 or visit our website to send us a message. For more information on our hunts, please visit our Hunting Page. We’d love to tell you about the outstanding opportunities that we offer here in Montana! We hope to see you here hunting with us at Lazy J Bar O Outfitters this year.