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By Andi Bourne

Local Hunters Supportive of Proposed Regulation Changes


January 18, 2018

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Eggeman counted 1139 elk on the Game Range the day after hunting season closed this fall. This was higher than the past three years. There were 23 calves per 100 cows which was lower than expected.

SEELEY LAKE – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing changes to the 2018-2019 hunting regulations that, due to increasing numbers, will allow more elk and deer to be harvested in Region 2. Region 2 Wildlife Manager Mike Thompson and Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Biologist Scott Eggeman met with the public Jan. 10 and discussed the proposed changes to the 2018 and 2019 hunting regulations.

Some of the statewide changes that affect this area include increasing the youth-only deer season from two days to four except when the youth-only deer season immediately precedes the opening of...

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