Hunting activity and harvest success picks up

Hunter numbers and harvest rebounded in the fourth weekend of the general big game hunting season in west-central Montana, bringing harvest totals in line with average for this point in the season.

The biggest bump came from deer harvest. The rut picked up over the past week and accordingly the cumulative deer harvest reported at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) check stations near Bonner, Darby and Anaconda doubled from where it was in just one weekend.

The whitetail harvest reported at the three check stations now sits at 242, compared to 113 before the weekend harvest reports. Meanw...


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