Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Hunter Success Increasing in Northwest Montana “We are starting to get reports of bucks showing rutting behavior, and we a few large bucks came through the check stations” said Neil Anderson, FWP’s Region 1 wildlife manager. “The bucks are becoming more active and we had a few hunters reporting… Read More »
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Whitetail Deer, Elk Harvests Remain Slow in Northwest Montana Through the third weekend of Montana’s general big-game hunting season, a total of 6,748 hunters have stopped at five check stations across Region 1. That is nearly 850 fewer hunters than a year ago. This year’s hunters have checked 320… Read More »
Big game check station results indicate a slower than average start to hunting season in northwest Montana (Region 1). After the first two weeks of the general hunting season, a total of 4,788 hunters have stopped at five check stations across the region. Hunters have reported a total of 241 white-tailed deer, including 114 bucks,… Read More »
Hunter success rates lag behind last season According to FWP, the number of elk harvested so far is identical to last year and on pace with the 10-year average. The mule deer harvest is higher than last year but remains below average compared to recent years. The harvest of white-tailed deer is below average but… Read More »
Hunters Against Hunger hoping to fill MT freezers Participation by local meat processors and hunters are the keys to the success of Hunters Against Hunger program.
Western Montana Hunters Struggle During Opening Weekend Montana’s hunting season opened this weekend with low success rates across the state, especially in west-central areas, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. FWP checkpoint stations near Bonner and Darby recorded the lowest combined totals of elk and deer harvests on an opening weekend since 1999.
Warm weather brings slow start to hunting season Hunters took to the field Saturday and Sunday across Northwest Montana for the opening weekend of the general deer and elk season. Amid unseasonably warm temperatures, harvest rates were down at four of the five check stations in Region 1.
Hunters took to the field Saturday and Sunday across northwest Montana for the opening weekend of the general deer and elk season. Amid unseasonably warm temperatures, harvest rates were down at four of the five check stations in Region 1. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff checked 2,632 hunters, 150 white-tailed deer, 10 mule deer… Read More »
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Hunters can donate game meat through Hunters Against Hunger program Local food pantries across the state are preparing to receive donations from the Hunters Against Hunger program. The program, a partnership between FWP and the Montana Food Bank Network, allows hunters to donate a portion or all of their… Read More »