To prevent paper licenses and carcass tags from getting wet and unreadable, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recommends hunters keep these documents in a sealable plastic bag, such as Ziploc. Hunters are encouraged to keep their licenses and carcass tags in plastic bags both before and after validating and attaching to a harvested animal.
Earlier this year, FWP switched from using thermal paper to regular paper. Customers can also keep a digital version of their non-carcass licenses on their phone.
The ability to print certain licenses from home also eliminates the need for customers to visit FWP offices, where COVID-19 safety protocols are in place and occupancy is limited.