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Mild Weather Contributes to Modest Start to Hunting Season


Mild weather across west-central Montana in the first week of the general big game hunting season did little to move deer and elk. Harvests reported through the Anaconda, Bonner and Darby check stations were modest.

Across the three check stations combined, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) employees and volunteers in Region 2 checked 4,414 hunters in the first two weekends of the hunting season, down slightly from 4,516 checked during this same period last year.

FWP checked 120 elk at the check stations in the first two weekends this season, down from 139 elk checked last year at this...

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