Tough Tags: Montana's 5 hardest elk permits to draw

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Every year thousands of elk hunters throw their names in the hat for a special permit with dreams of hunting one of Montana’s limited draw units.

Managed for mature bulls, each of Montana’s five toughest draws come with unique characteristics and histories. Whether it is a chance to hunt migratory herds near iconic backcountry, or areas where limited hunting lets bulls grow old, drawing a special permit brings a mix of anxiety and excitement for the season to start.

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Reporter Tom Kuglin can be reached at 447-4076 @IR_TomKuglin


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