Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 3 Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet Wednesday, December 5, at the Best Western Gran Tree Inn in Bozeman (1325 North 7th Avenue) from 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. (Region 3 - Councils & Committees - Thu Nov 29 09:43:00 MST 2012)
Final figures compiled from the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 hunter game check station outside Havre show a higher number of white-tailed deer and mule deer were checked in compared to last year.
(Region 6 - Hunting - Wed Nov 28 14:36:00 MST 2012)
With standard furbearer seasons set to begin in Montana on Saturday, and wolf trapping set to begin on Dec. 15, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds pet owners to be mindful that there could be trapping activity in the woods. (Headquarters - Hunting - Tue Nov 27 14:26:00 MST 2012)
Hunters looking back on a successful 2012 big game hunting season need to know they are also responsible for ensuring that the wild game they harvested is properly cared for and processe (Headquarters - Enforcement - Tue Nov 27 14:25:00 MST 2012)
Montana’s 2012 general big game hunting seasons ended as planned on Sunday, Nov. 25 and will not be extended, state wildlife officials confirmed today. (Headquarters - Headlines - Tue Nov 27 14:22:00 MST 2012)
Hunter harvest picked up the last two weekends of the general deer and elk season, but numbers were down a bit from the same weekend last year. Staff and volunteers checked 1294 hunters with 18 white-tailed deer, 48 mule deer, and 62 elk. The percentage of hunters with game jumped from just over 8% in the fifth weekend to nearly 10% in the sixth (and final) weekend. (Region 3 - Hunting - Mon Nov 26 16:44:00 MST 2012)
At the six northwest Montana check stations, whitetail deer and mule deer harvest finished slightly ahead last year’s totals as the season wrapped up on Sunday.
At the six northwest Montana check stations through the end of the season on Sunday, November 25, a total of 17,635 hunters checked 941 white-tailed deer ( 830 of these were bucks), 131 mule deer, and 78 elk for a 6.5 percent rate of hunters with game. This is slightly higher than the 6.1 percent of hunters with game last year.
(Region 1 - Hunting - Mon Nov 26 15:36:00 MST 2012)