The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Wildlife Management Program announce the availability of the 2020 Ferry Basin elk and Little Money bighorn sheep hunting permit applications to interested CS&KT Tribal member hunters. 

Permit applications will be available at the Tribal Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation permit office at 406 6th Avenue East in Polson, the Natural Resources Department office at 301 Main Street in Polson, and the lobby at the Law and Order building in Pablo. Applications are also available on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes website @ cskt.org, under the Natural Resources tab, as a pdf document. The pdf application must be printed, completed, signed and mailed or dropped off at the three-permit application pickup sites listed above. 

We also encourage applications to be mailed through CSKT interoffice mail to Shannon Clairmont at the Wildlife Management Program. Applications can also be mailed at the Post office, to the following address; CSKT Wildlife Management Program C/O Shannon Clairmont, P.O. Box 278 Pablo, Mt 59855. 

Hunting elk and bighorn sheep within the Ferry Basin and Little Money Wildlife Management Units is restricted by hunting, fishing and recreation regulations for CSKT tribal members. The Tribal Council sets these regulations and annual harvest quotas. 

The elk hunting season in the Ferry Basin Wildlife Management Unit will open on September 1, 2020 and end on December 31, 2020. A quota of 30 Bull/Either sex Elk Permits will be available for the Ferry Basin Wildlife Management Unit drawing. There is no limit on antlerless/cow elk harvest and no permit is required. However, antlerless/cow elk harvest must be reported within 7 days to the permit office at (406) 883-2888. 

The bighorn sheep season for the Little Money Wildlife Management Unit will open on September 1, 2020 and end on November 30, 2020. A quota of 6 Bighorn Sheep rams permits and 4 Bighorn Sheep Ewes permits will be available for the Little Money Wildlife Management Unit drawing.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 23, 2020 by 5:30 pm, with no exceptions. The drawing will be held in August and successful applicants will receive their permits in the mail. 

For more information regarding the Ferry Basin elk or Little Money bighorn sheep application process or hunt contact Shannon Clairmont, Tribal Wildlife Management Program or Stephanie Gillin, Information and Education Program at (406) 883-2888.

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