2019 - 2020 Off-Reservation Bison Hunt update:
As of 1/29/2019, no bison were moving outside of Yellowstone National Park. Snow conditions may change in the
next couple of weeks, which could prompt bison migration outside of the park. Tribal bison hunters can also
call the Bison hotline for updated information 406-994-5700.
2020 Non-Tribal Member Elk lottery and Auction
For the 2020 hunting season, the Blackfeet Tribe is offering 5 Trophy Elk tags. Two (2) of these tags will be offerend through a lottery and three (3) of these tags will be issued through an online auction.
Lottery tags: The two (2) lottery tags will be issued through a computerized drawing and all nontribal members may apply. The lottery dates are from 01/06/2020 to 06/30/2020. Applications can be submitted online or by calling the office at 406-339-7207. There is an application fee of $20 and an invdividual may submit up to 5 entries. All lottery applications are non refundable. If successfull, a $12,000 license fee applies.
Auction Tags: Three (3) Trophy Elk tags will be offered through 3 separate online auctions. Dates to bid on these auction tags will be from 01/06/2020 to noon on April 30th, 2020. The minimum bid is $12,000 and the tags will be awarded to the highest bidder in each auction. Hunters may bid on multifple auctions. Bidding may be extended if competititve bids continue for up to 15 minutes from the time the last bid was received. The minimum bid increase is $100. An autobid feature is also available. All bids must be submitted online.