Plan on floating the Smith River in 2017?  Applications are being accepted starting today until Feb.16th.  The permit drawing results will be in March.

According to the Billings Gazette, applicants pay a $10 nonrefundable fee. There a couple different ways to apply.  Online through Fish, Wildlife and Parks automated licensing system.  You could download and print the application and instructions and mail it in or pick up an application from any FWP office.

I recently learned how to fly fish, I'm not great but I do like it.  Any sport that includes beer and floating down the river is for me.  Have you fished the Smith River?