FWP Opens Lottery for Moose Hunt on the Blackfeet Reservation
HELENA – Those interested in entering a lottery for a guided trophy moose hunt on the Blackfeet Reservation will have two opportunities to enter the drawing. Hunters can purchase opportunities for the first lottery beginning March 1 through midnight on May 1. The second lottery sales will begin on May 3 and end on midnight July 1.
The first drawing will be held May 2. The second drawing will be held July 3.
The licenses are valid for the Blackfeet Nation archery season Sept. 2 through Oct. 13 and the Blackfeet Nation rifle season Oct. 14 through Dec. 17. The licenses are only valid on Blackfeet Nation Reservation lands.
Chances are $10 each, and hunters can purchase up to 20 chances. The lottery is open to all hunters – tribal members, nonmembers, Montana residents and nonresidents. Winners must pay the Blackfeet Tribe $3,500 within one week of successful draw to secure the hunt. The exception to this is if more than 3,500 chances are sold through the lottery, the license will be free to the winning hunter. Successful hunters can keep the moose’s head, hide and meat.
To enter the drawing, go HERE.
Blackfeet non-member trophy bull moose tags are currently sold via auction for between $15,000 and $35,000 each.
In accordance with a memorandum of understanding with the Blackfeet Nation, FWP is conducting the lottery drawing on behalf of the Blackfeet Nation. For more information, contact the Blackfeet Fish and Game office at 406-338-7207.