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Average end to big game season in west-central Montana

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December 3, 2020

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Brook Descharme, Beau Sloan, Steve Bernstrauch, Gunner Sloan, Cordell Turner and Mike Turner pose with their bucks after "a good year on our mountain."

The 2020 general big game hunting season closed Nov. 29, with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' west-central Montana check stations reporting above average hunter success in the Bitterroot and Upper Clark Fork and lower success in the Blackfoot. 

Hunter numbers at the FWP Darby, Anaconda and Bonner Check Stations were lower than average, partly a result of reduced staffing and hours of operation due to COVID operating procedures. Those that stopped through the stations reported above average success in some places. Hunters checked at Darby enjoyed the highest success (7.8%) since 2013 an...



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