Numbers Slightly Up at End of Deer, Elk Season

MISSOULA - The big game general hunting season closed on Sunday evening with higher numbers than last season of hunter trips, harvested animals and percentages of hunters with game in west-central Montana. Elk and mule deer harvests were higher than last year but white-tailed deer harvest tapered off in the last weekend to dip slightly below last year's tally through the three hunter check stations in west-central Montana.

Season totals at Bonner were slightly higher than last year's final numbers, with 6,628 hunter-trips, 53 elk, 63 mule deer and 391 white-tailed deer checked at the station....


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