I called Montana F&G yesterday to get a better understanding of the timing here. With being #13 in line, I imagine I might be in the first group of people they contact. The employee I spoke to was not sure when they would start reaching out to people, but she was guessing next week at the earliest. According to her, it will be via email (no calls) and you will have 5 days to go in and buy the tag. I am going out of the country starting Saturday for 8 days, so I am hoping it is via email. I plan to call again later this week to see where they are and if they have a better idea of timing.
I got the same mistake email today. Montana is slowly getting in to the computer age with it's license system but sometimes I wonder. Look above - "during the five day period indicated", yet the period indicated is ten days.