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Numbers Slightly Up at End of Deer, Elk Season


Cody Carpenter

Seeley Lake sophomore Alexis Carpenter with her 5X6 mule deer. This was her first mule deer. She shot it on the Dutton Ranch outside of Drummond.

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 statio...

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