Cities and towns across the nation face several urban wildlife issues. Deer management is one widespread issue that is difficult and contentious to manage in most locations. The town of Colstrip has taken a proactive approach to deer management, adopting a Deer Management Action Plan (DMAP), approved by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in 2005. The following is an information update to the DMAP.
Colstrip’s plan utilizes hunting with archery equipment as the primary control tool. With a steady increase in the mule deer population in the Colstrip area, the Colstrip Deer Management Group recommended to increase the harvest of deer in the Colstrip area to promote and sustain a healthy mule deer population. As a result, FWP plans to authorize the sale of 200 additional Special Anterless Deer B licenses for the Colstrip area.
For specific hunt information contact FWP Region 7 Headquarters at 1-406-234-0900.