This year, antlerless elk-control hunts have been discontinued on all spike bull elk units.

During the 2017 season, the Division will offer antlerless elk-control permits for 12 hunting units.

You may only obtain an antlerless elk-control permit if you have a buck, bull or once-in-a-lifetime permit for areas that overlap antlerless elk-control hunting units.

Example 1: If you have a permit to hunt buck deer on the Pine Valley unit, you may purchase an antlerless elk-control permit and harvest an antlerless elk on the Pine Valley unit during your deer hunt.

Example 2: If you have an any bull elk permit and you’re hunting on the South Slope unit, you can obtain an antlerless elk-control permit. You can harvest a bull elk anywhere on the unit, but you may only harvest an antlerless elk within the South Slope, Yellowstone elk-control unit.

If you obtained a permit (including general season) to harvest a buck, bull or once-in-a-lifetime species on any of the listed units (not including CWMUs), you have the option of purchasing an antlerless elk-control permit.

The antlerless elk-control permit allows you to harvest an antlerless elk in the same unit where you’ll already be hunting an antlered big game animal. Antlerless elk-control permits are not valid statewide. Please verify all hunt boundaries before heading into the field. You may hunt the antlerless elk only during the season dates—and with the same weapon—listed on your buck, bull or once-in-a-lifetime permit.

Hunting buck deer and antlerless elk

If you will be hunting buck deer and antlerless elk at the same time, please visit the online maps to verify your boundaries for the elk portion of the hunt. You may only hunt antlerless elk in the areas where the antlerless elk-control unit (diagonal lines) overlaps your buck deer unit (gray-shaded area):

Hunting bull elk and antlerless elk

If you will be hunting with a general-season any bull permit and an antlerless elk-control permit at the same time, please verify your boundaries for the antlerless elk portion of the hunt. You may only hunt antlerless elk in the areas where an antlerless elk-control unit (diagonal lines) overlaps a general-season any bull elk unit:

This year, limited-entry bull elk and general-season spike elk permit holders are not eligible to purchase antlerless elk-control permits.

Obtaining an antlerless elk-control permit

Beginning July 18, 2017, you can obtain an antlerless elk-control permit on our website, or from a license agent or any Division office.