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Hunter Harvest Surveys

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks conducts an annual telephone survey to gather hunting and harvest information from hunters. Telephone interviewers call mid-week evenings and weekends to speak to hunters one-on-one to get the most accurate information possible. Results from the statewide survey are used by wildlife managers to evaluate past hunting seasons and to set permit quotas, season dates, and other regulations for future years.

Photo of a racoon and a fox


Furbearer species are afforded state protection through limited harvest seasons and regulated take, such as trapper limits or trapping district quotas. Go to harvest surveys