1. Enter the requested information. There are two important things to keep in mind:

    • If you purchased a license in the past ten years, you have been assigned a lifetime ALS number. If you have, please ensure you enter this number on this page. If you do not know your ALS number, please visit
    • If you are purchasing a permit or license as a Montana resident, your name, date of birth, and driver's license number will be checked against a database of driver's records to ensure it meets FWP's residency requirements.

  2. If you are claiming Montana residency, you will be presented with a Statement of Residency that you must agree to in order to proceed. The statement is a declaration that you have been a legal Montana resident for at least 180 days. You will be prompted annually to declare the years and months you have been a resident of the state of Montana.

  3. Some items require you to purchase or already possess prerequisite licenses. If you do not currently possess or haven't selected such a requirement, the Online Licensing System will attempt to add the required prerequisite(s) to your shopping cart, and notify you that it has done so.

  4. For some items, additional information is required. For instance, a hunter education, bowhunter education, or bear identification certificate number and date of completion. If this information is requested, simply provide that information in the space provided. If you need a duplicate of a Montana hunter education card or bear ID certificate, please visit

  5. The system will display the cost of the licenses you have selected. From here you can either select "Proceed to Checkout", or you can edit your choices to update your order.

  6. The system will prompt you to enter personal demographic and address information. If you already have a record in the system, most of this information should already be complete. It is important to ensure your record is accurate and up-to-date. For example, home and work phone numbers and email address that you provide could be used to contact you regarding hunting harvest information, or game damage hunt participation (provided you register as a hunt roster participant).

    Note: For existing records, FWP does not allow updates to date of birth or eye color through the online service. If you have changes to this type of information, contact FWP's Licensing Bureau.

  7. To pay for your order, simply enter your credit or debit card information at this point. This service will accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

  8. At the end of the transaction, you will be given the option to:

    • Print your payment receipt
    • View/Print your license and application receipt
    • Email all receipts to email address(es) you specify

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Any license that requires a kill tag or any license that has a decal or clip associated with it will be mailed to you within 10 business days. You must wait until you receive these licenses through the mail before you can use the associated privilege.

  • All licenses requiring a kill tag (for example, deer, elk, mountain lion, wolf, etc.). If your purchase included a combination license, then the conservation & fishing portion of that will also be mailed to you.
  • Nonresident Snowmobile (a decal will be mailed along with the license)
  • Nonresident Parks Passports (a decal will be mailed along with the license)
  • Nonresident Off-Highway Vehicle (a decal will be mailed along with the license)

All other licenses purchased through this service must be printed on your home printer. It is mandatory to have a copy of this license on your person. You are responsible for printing and carrying your license at all times when hunting, fishing, or recreating on state lands.

If the only license(s) you purchased falls into those that FWP will mail to you, then you will not see a View/Print Your License and Application Receipt button on the last page of the service. That button will appear only when you purchase licenses that must be printed on your home printer, or when you apply for a random drawing.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by sending a message from our contact page.

For assistance, please utilize our online help service:

Live Online Help

You may also call 1-406-449-EGOV (3468) or Fish, Wildlife and Parks at 406-444-2950 for assistance.