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Region 6 Havre-Area Check Station Results for the 2016 Season

Mon Dec 05 08:55:12 MST 2016

The final results are in at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre check station for the 2016 hunting season. The check station was open from Oct. 8 (the open of general antelope) through Nov. 27 (the end of the deer/elk general season). Overall, both hunter numbers and big-game harvest increased from last year, with mule deer numbers being the highest in several years.

(Region 6 - Hunting )

General Big Game Season Ends in Region 6, Shoulder Season Starts Soon

Mon Dec 05 08:30:14 MST 2016

This year, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 has a shoulder season that allows antlerless elk hunting from Dec. 15-Dec. 31, with a specific B-license. Elk licenses (general elk or B-licenses) valid during the archery and general seasons are not valid for the shoulder season in Region 6. Hunters must have previously applied for this opportunity during the June 1 license drawing, and received their elk B-license that is only valid during the R6 shoulder season

(Region 6 - Hunting )

General season trend of more hunters, more deer continues

Wed Nov 30 16:16:00 MST 2016

Cooler temperatures held off until after Sunday’s close of the general deer and elk season, but the trend of more hunters and more deer coming through Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 check stations continued through the final weekend.

(Region 7 - Hunting )

Deer Harvest Numbers Solid in Northwest Montana as Season Ends

Tue Nov 29 09:04:52 MST 2016

Northwest Montana hunters wrapped up another successful big game season on Sunday. At the six northwest Montana check stations through the end of the season on Sunday, November 27, a total of 17,656 hunters checked 1,494 white-tailed deer ( 1,069 of these were bucks), 146 mule deer, and 72 elk for an 9.7 percent rate of hunters with game. This is slightly higher than the 8.2 percent of hunters with game last year. The number of hunters passing through check stations in northwest Montana was down four percent.

(Region 1 - Hunting )

2016 general hunting season ends; shoulder seasons next up in south central Montana

Mon Nov 28 16:47:56 MST 2016

The 2016 big-game general hunting season closed over the weekend much like every other weekend during year – with mild weather that made for comfortable, but challenging, conditions. Temperatures generally were above what is expected for November in south central Montana and most areas – particularly the southern reaches of the region, were just breezy. Statistics gathered at four Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations were a mixed bag with hunter numbers and the number of deer and elk harvested varying widely, depending on the area.

(Region 5 - Hunting )

R3 Final Weekend Summary - No Season Extension

Mon Nov 28 12:55:00 MST 2016

The final weekend of the general deer and elk hunting season in southwest Montana saw little change in hunter harvest success. Minimal precipitation throughout the duration of the season made hunting challenging, especially for elk.

(Region 3 - Hunting )

R3- Weekend 5 Check Station Data

Mon Nov 21 16:10:24 MST 2016

Hunter success rates fell below average during the fifth weekend of the general deer and elk season in southwest Montana. While temperatures have dropped somewhat over the past week, biologists report that with the lack of significant precipitation, big game hunting continues to be challenging. In particular, elk remain at higher elevations, not yet moving to winter range.

(Region 3 - Hunting )

Elk, Mule Deer Totals Below Average on Rocky Mountain Front

Mon Nov 21 14:03:12 MST 2016

Heading into the final days of Montana’s big game general season, harvest numbers for elk and mule deer remain below the 10-year average on the Rocky Mountain Front, while white-tailed deer numbers are above the long-term average.

(Region 4 - Hunting )

 

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