Application Deadlines

Application Deadline Schedule for 2019/2020

These are tentative dates for application deadlines and drawings. Exact dates will appear in each magazine issue and on each state's profile.

Don’t miss an application period! Deadlines come quickly, and managing applications for multiple states and species can be confusing and difficult. Call our License Application Department at 435-865-1020 and let us manage the application process for you.

Application Deadline State (Species) Month Covered in
Huntin' Fool
Website Bonus/Preference Points Drawing Month
Dec 15 South Dakota (Points Only) June gfp.sd.gov Modified Preference N/A
Dec 16 Alaska Dec adfg.alaska.gov None February
Jan 31 Wyoming (Non-Resident Elk) Jan wgfd.wyo.gov Preference February
Feb 11 Arizona (Elk & Antelope) Jan azgfd.gov Bonus March
Feb 28 Wyoming (Sheep, Moose, Goat, & Bison) Jan wgfd.wyo.gov Preference May
March 15 Montana (Elk & Deer) Feb fwp.mt.gov Bonus/Preference April
March 19 Utah Feb wildlife.utah.gov Bonus/Preference May
March  New Mexico Feb wildlife.state.nm.us None April
April  Colorado March cpw.state.co.us Bonus/Preference May, June
April  Kansas (Deer) April kdwpt.state.ks.us Preference May
April  Nevada April ndow.org Bonus May
April 30 Idaho (Sheep, Moose, & Goat) March fishandgame.idaho.gov None May
April  Kentucky (Elk) March fw.ky.gov None May
May 1 Montana (Sheep, Moose, Goat, & Bison) April fwp.mt.gov Bonus June
May 15 Oregon March dfw.state.or.us Preference for Elk, Deer, & Antelope June
May  Maine (Canadian Moose) April maine.gov/ifw Bonus June
May  Washington May wdfw.wa.gov Bonus June
May 31 New Hampshire (Canadian Moose) May wildlife.state.nh.us Bonus June
May 31 Wyoming (Deer & Antelope) May wgfd.wyo.gov Preference June
June  Montana (Antelope) April fwp.mt.gov Bonus July
June  California May wildlife.ca.gov Modified Preference June
June  Iowa (Deer) May iowadnr.gov Preference June
June 5 Idaho (Elk, Deer, & Antelope) May fishandgame.idaho.gov None July
June  Arizona (Sheep, Bison, & Deer) June azgfd.gov Bonus July
June  South Dakota (Deer) June gfp.sd.gov Modified Preference July
June Utah (Antlerless) June wildlife.utah.gov Bonus/Preference June
July Vermont (Canadian Moose) June vtfishandwildlife.com Bonus July
July 31 Pennsylvania (Elk) July pgc.state.pa.us Bonus August
August  South Dakota (Antelope) June gfp.sd.gov Modified Preference September
September  South Dakota (Bison) June gfp.sd.gov Modified Preference October, November
September 30 Montana (Points Only) July fwp.mt.gov Bonus/Preference N/A
October 13 Arizona (Bison & Javelina) Sept azgfd.gov Bonus November
October 15 Texas (Desert Sheep) Sept tpwd.texas.gov Bonus November
October 31 Wyoming (Points Only) July wgfd.wyo.gov Preference N/A