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To celebrate our hunting heritage in Montana, Governor Greg Gianforte is hosting the 2022 Youth Hunting Story Contest for Montana youth and apprentice hunters ages 10-17. The contest is now accepting story entries for animals harvested by Montana youth hunters during the 2022 season.

To enter your hunt into the contest, submit a story of no more than 500 words and photo from your hunt. The governor will select 10 winners, five winners ages 10-13 and five winners ages 14-17. The winning hunters will be invited to the State Capitol in mid-December to be recognized by the governor and receive prizes from Stone Glacier, Vista Outdoor, and Sitka.

You must be a Montana resident and licensed hunter or apprentice hunter to enter. Stories of pursuing and harvesting any legal game or furbearer animals or birds in Montana will be eligible.

The deadline to enter this year’s contest was Monday, November 28, 2022.

By entering, you authorize the use of your photo in promotion of this contest. Limit to one entry per hunter. Entries must be animals harvested during the 2022 season. Falsified entries will be disqualified.