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WMAs Set to Close for Winter

Fri Nov 29 10:38:00 MST 2013

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks would like to remind recreationists that most Region 3 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) – those managed as big game winter range – will close to all public entry at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.

(Region 3 - Fish & Wildlife)

All Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In Several Region 3 HD's

Wed Nov 27 13:47:00 MST 2013

The hunting of all mountain lions in HD’s 339, 343 & 388 which include portions of Lewis & Clark and Jefferson counties will close at one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, November 27, 2013.

(Headquarters - Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings)

Deer Harvest Still Ahead of Last Year in Northwest Montana

Tue Nov 26 10:17:00 MST 2013

Deer harvest in northwest Montana is well ahead of last year at the same point in the season, according to check station results around Region One. At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, November 24, a total of 15,061 hunters checked 842 white-tailed deer (762 of these were bucks as compared to 532 last year). Also in the count were 116 mule deer, and 51 elk for an overall 6.7 percent rate of hunters with game. Harvest was up as compared to last year when 5.5 percent of hunters checked game. Hunter numbers are up eight percent as compared to last year.

(Region 1 - Hunting)

Trout numbers remain high in Missouri River

Mon Nov 25 15:09:00 MST 2013

Fish surveys this year indicate rainbow and brown trout numbers remain above the long-term average in the Missouri River between Holter Dam and the town of Cascade.

(Region 4 - Fishing)

West-Central Montana Deer, Elk Harvest Slightly Above Past Two Seasons

Mon Nov 25 14:51:00 MST 2013

Total hunter numbers and animals reported through west-central Montana’s three hunter check stations are slightly higher than the last two seasons at the close of the fourth week. The general season for big game hunting will close at the end of Thanksgiving weekend.

(Region 2 - Hunting)

Roadkill Salvage Permits Available Online November 26

Mon Nov 25 13:28:00 MST 2013

Montana wildlife officials said permits to salvage deer, elk, antelope or moose killed in vehicular collisions will be available online beginning Tuesday.

(Headquarters - Headlines)

Harvest Up in SW Montana in Fifth Weekend of Big Game Season

Mon Nov 25 12:22:00 MST 2013

Cold. Clear. Calm. These three words describe the conditions facing hunters in the second to last weekend of the big game season. Region 3 operated four game check stations (Cameron, Divide, Mill Creek and Silver City) seeing greater overall hunter success than the prior weekend (over 10 percent of hunters harvested game, compared with 7.4 percent the week before).

(Region 3 - Hunting)

 

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