Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (Montana FWP) recently announced that the 24-hour waiting period is no longer required after purchasing a black bear hunting license per the Montana Legislature.
However, the 2021 Black Bear Regulations booklet contains language about a requirement for hunters to wait 24 hours after the bear license is issued to hunt bears. This is no longer accurate and is outdated.
Read the full Montana FWP press release here.
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