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Fifth Weekend Saw Fewer Hunters and Low Deer Harvest in Region 3

Wed Nov 21 09:49:00 MST 2018

The number of hunters getting out into the field was below average in most areas over the fifth weekend of the general hunting season. White-tailed and mule deer harvest was below average throughout southwest Montana, the southern portion of region 3 continues to report higher harvest rates for elk. Hunters are encouraged to head outside for a final push before the season closes on Sunday.

(Region 3 - Hunting )

South central Montana hunter numbers down, harvest mixed

Mon Nov 19 16:54:40 MST 2018

The weekend’s weather provided hunters with mixed opportunities in south central Montana over the weekend. Conditions varied from snowy to windy to cold depending on what part of the region a hunter visited. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks saw an overall decline from last year in numbers of hunters who stopped at its check stations and the number of harvested animals they reported.

(Region 5 - Hunting )

All Mountain Lion Hunting to Close in Hunting District 580

Mon Nov 19 11:21:11 MST 2018

The hunting of all mountain lions in south-central Montana hunting district 580, which includes portions of Meagher, Park, Sweet Grass and Wheatland counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

(Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings )

Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet Dec. 10

Fri Nov 16 15:02:48 MST 2018

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Monday, Dec. 10, at FWP Headquarters in Helena. The commission meeting starts at 8 a.m. and will be streamed live via video to all FWP regional offices. The meeting will also be audio streamed online at

(Headquarters - Commission )


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