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White-tailed Deer Harvest Highest Since 2010 in West-Central Montana


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) reports that white-tailed deer harvest reported through the Anaconda, Bonner and Darby check stations reached a six-year high with the close of the 2016 general big game hunting season on Sunday.

 “The climb in white-tailed deer harvest is welcome and follows an upward trend in deer populations on public land, as well as on private land,” said Mike Thompson, FWP Region 2 Wildlife Manager. 

On the other hand, elk harvest was 36 percent behind last season, due primarily to a lack of snow and cold weather sufficient to prompt elk migrations. Snow dept...

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