Successful start to general hunting season

The start of the general deer and elk hunting season produced the highest number of harvested white-tailed deer at game check stations in northwest Montana Region 1 since 2017. In west-central Montana Region 2, big game hunting season got off to a good start with steady hunter traffic through the four hunter check stations and a harvest on track with last year’s opener.

Region 1 update

Overall, hunters in northwest Montana (Region 1) reported harvesting 209 white-tailed deer, including 102 bucks, as well as 12 mule deer and 21 elk at four check stations.

At the Swan check station Oct. 23 and O...


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