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Slow start to hunting season in western Montana


October 25, 2018

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The family of Seeley Lake's Edie Walters enjoying the Seeley Lake Senior Center Hunter's Breakfast after spending the morning hunting. Pictured: Brielynn Delaney, Brynn Weatherman, Kellen Delaney, Kristina Walters, Brenda Sheppard and Bill Sheppard.

Montana's 2018 big game hunting season opened Oct. 20 with a light harvest under sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures in western Montana.

Hunters are encouraged to check the Montana hunting regulations for the district they plan to hunt before hitting the field. Hunters must stop at all check stations that they pass, even if they have not harvested any animals. The general rifle season for deer and elk runs through Sunday, Nov. 25.

Hunters are reminded to "Be Bear Aware" and properly store food and manage carcasses.

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