FWP has posted the hunting outlook for deer, elk, and antelope. Here is an excerpt…
Region-wide hunters can expect to find more white-tailed deer and an increase in the number of bucks 3 years old and older, as populations continue to rebound from severe winter mortality in 2007 and 2008. Fawn recruitment is good for the fifth straight year. Limited doe hunting opportunity is still in place in most hunting districts, with the exception of hunting district 170 where hunters are encouraged to carefully review regulations for weapon restriction areas.
Here are links to more information…
2015 Deer Hunting Outlook
Hunters who witnessed a drop in mule deer numbers in many areas of Montana a few years ago will see improving populations this year as favorable weather and habitat conditions kicked in in 2014 and 2015.
2015 Elk Hunting Outlook
These are good times for elk hunters as Montana elk populations continue to be strong across most of the state.
2015 Antelope Hunting Outlook
Montana antelope populations are continuing to recover and grow from previous years’ winter kills and low fawn numbers in central and eastern Montana.