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Montana Game Wardens and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agents are looking for information on a Grizzly Bear that was shot and killed on November 12, 2014, in the Hay/Moran Creek area in the North Fork of the Flathead Drainage. The initial report was made to FWP by hunter in the area.
(Region 1 - Hunting - 11/25/2014)

Deer harvest in northwest Montana is slightly 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 23, a total of 14, 194 hunters checked 879 white-tailed deer (766 of these were bucks) as compared to 842 whitetails last year). Also in the count were 124 mule deer, and 43 elk for an overall 7.4 percent rate of hunters with game. Harvest was up slightly as compared to last year when 6.7 percent of hunters checked game. Hunter numbers are down about six percent as compared to last year.
(Region 1 - Hunting - 11/25/2014)

Windy, cold weather over the weekend kept many south central Montana hunter home and limited the success of those who went to the field.
(Region 5 - Hunting - 11/24/2014)

White-tailed deer harvest picked up markedly at the Bonner Check Station in the fourth week of the general big game hunting season, and whitetail harvest remained higher than last year’s pace at the Anaconda and Darby Check Stations in west-central Montana.
(Region 2 - Hunting - 11/24/2014)

Deer harvest in northwest Montana is about the same as 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 17, a total of 11,233 hunters checked 597 white-tailed deer (511 of these were bucks), 108 mule deer, and 38 elk for a 6.6 percent rate of hunters with game. Harvest was similar to last year when 6.2 percent of hunters checked game. Hunter numbers are down slightly as compared to last year.
(Region 1 - Hunting - 11/19/2014)

At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, November 9, a total of 8,095 hunters checked 428 whitetail deer (342 of these were bucks), 74 mule deer, and 28 elk for a 6.5 percent rate of hunters with game. Harvest was up as compared to last year when 5.2 percent of hunters checked game. The number of whitetail bucks checked is up 26 percent, mule deer numbers are about the same, and elk numbers are down 22 percent as compared to last year’s check station results at the same point in the season. Hunter numbers are down 7 percent.
(Region 1 - Hunting - 11/19/2014)

At the six northwest Montana check stations through Sunday, November 2, a total of 5,589 hunters checked 281 white-tailed deer (235 of these were bucks), 54 mule deer, and 19 elk for a 6.3 percent rate of hunters with game. This compares to a 4.7 percent rate of hunters with game last year (see attached table). The counts at the six northwest Montana check stations represent a sampling of the harvest and do not represent the complete number of animals taken.
(Region 1 - Hunting - 11/19/2014)

Check station data from southwest Montana for the fourth weekend of the general season.
(Region 3 - Hunting - 11/18/2014)

Harvest numbers for deer and elk on the Rocky Mountain Front have picked up with the change in the weather.
(Region 4 - Hunting - 11/18/2014)

Cold temperatures and snowfall kept hunter participation and harvest slow but steady in the third week of the general big game hunting season in west-central Montana.
(Region 2 - Hunting - 11/18/2014)



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