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West-Central Montana Hunter Check Stations Numbers Still Up


November 2, 2017

Hunter traffic and harvest slowed during the second weekend of big game hunting in west-central Montana but cumulative harvest totals at the region’s three hunter check stations are still up from the past three seasons.

 White-tailed deer harvest totals are the highest since 2008. The Bonner hunter check station sees most of the region’s white-tailed deer harvest and was last operated daily in 2008, accounting for the higher historic (pre 2008) harvests of white-tailed deer checked.

 Elk harvest reported so far this season is the highest since 2013. The Darby check station, where most...

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