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By Andi Bourne

Game Range antler hunt successful - Concerns raised


Bill Koppen, FWP Game Warden

Despite the increasing popularity of hunting antlers opening day on the Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Management Area, this hunter was still very successful.

SEELEY LAKE – The annual antler hunt on the Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area, known locally as the Game Range, opened May 15 and has become increasingly popular. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wildlife Biologist Scott Eggeman said there were no incidents this year, however, he has heard concerns about the congestion and safety along Highway 83.

Eggeman said they estimated more than 500 people and more than 200 vehicles came out for the opening day on the Game Range. There were more than 100 vehicles parked along Highway 83 prior to the opening at 12 p.m. starting around...

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