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Opening Weekend Hunting Harvest Totals on Track with Last Year


Opening weekend of the 2016 general hunting season resulted in an encouraging tally of harvested big game animals through the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) hunter check stations in west-central Montana.  The total harvest of 212 animals was identical to the harvest checked on the opening weekend in 2015 and was achieved with 10 percent fewer hunters afield. 

Over the first two days of the season, 2,786 hunters stopped at the four check stations in west-central Montana, with eight percent harvesting game.

Elk harvest was down at the Darby and Anaconda check stations and identical...

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