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Big Game Seasons Won't Be Extended


Tue Nov 27 14:22:00 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.

"We are not planning any big game season extensions anywhere in the state this year," said Ken McDonald, chief of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' wildlife bureau. "If specific population or damage problems emerge, we'll use management seasons or game damage hunts to address them."

Hunters must have registered for the game damage roster in July. Game damage and management season information is available online at Click "Game Damage."

Montana’s wolf hunting season, however, will remain open in most wolf management units through Feb. 28, 2013. So far, 84wolves have been taken. The wolf trapping season will run Dec. 15 through Feb. 28, 2013.