Info from MWP.... Swan and sandhill crane application deadlines Waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations are complete for the 2020-21 hunting seasons. The regulations are online at http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/regulations, and hard copies are available at license providers. Duck and goose regulations are similar to last year, with an opening date of October 3. Check the regulations for details. Of special interest to some hunters will be the deadlines for applying for special licenses for swans and sandhill cranes (in the special license crane hunt areas). The deadline for both crane and swan applications is July 24. No paper applications will be accepted by mail. An application will be available on the website for your use or to be taken to an FWP office to be entered over-the-counter. Check the regulations for application details and season details.