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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)

The number of hunters and the percentage of sportsmen who harvested animals remained strong over the weekend in south central Montana, despite challenging weather conditions.
(Region 5 - Hunting - 11/17/2014)

Miles City — Colder weather in southeast Montana did not seem to limit the number of hunters who went to the field during the third weekend of the 2014 general big game season.
(Region 7 - Hunting - 11/12/2014)

In Region 3, hunters were again met by relatively warm conditions for their deer and elk hunts on Saturday. However, rain and wind moved in on Sunday and that reportedly got some animals moving, giving hunters more opportunity for success on Sunday.
(Region 3 - Hunting - 11/10/2014)

At the end of the third weekend of Montana’s big game general season on the Rocky Mountain Front, elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer harvest numbers continue to be far below the 10-year average, a state wildlife biologist says.
(Region 4 - Hunting - 11/10/2014)



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