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Elk Harvest Down, Deer on Par in West-Central Montana


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) biologists in west-central Montana reported continued low elk harvests through Region 2 check stations, while deer harvests are on par with recent years through the first three weeks of the general big game hunting season.

“The deer rut is definitely picking up and we’re seeing some bigger bucks come through,” said FWP’s Scott Eggeman, who operates the Bonner Check Station. “We’ll need some weather to push elk around and it looks like we might get it later this week.”

Snow depths recorded at higher elevation Snotel sites around the region i...

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