Cities and towns across the nation face urban wildlife issues. Deer management is one widespread issue that is difficult and contentious to manage in most locations. Glendive has taken a proactive approach to deer management, adopting a Deer Management Action Plan (DMAP), approved by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in 2011. The following is an information update to the DMAP.
Glendive’s plan utilizes hunting with archery equipment as the primary control tool. With a steady increase in the mule deer population in the Glendive area, the Glendive Deer Management Group recommended to increase the harvest of deer in the Glendive area to promote and sustain a healthy mule deer population. As a result, FWP plans to authorize the sale of 200 additional Special Antlerless Deer B licenses for the Glendive area.
• The Glendive special deer management licenses are for antlerless mule deer and are only valid on property administered by the City of Glendive, Montana, Makoshika State Park and approved private property owners in an area that extends 1 to 3 miles surrounding Glendive. Permission by the City of Glendive or Makoshika State Park or private property owners is required prior to hunting. Hunters must obtain permission for City of Glendive property and approved private property from Glendive City Hall (406-377-3318); hunters need to sign in at Glendive City Hall Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Permission to hunt Makoshika State Park needs to be obtained from Makoshika State Park at the main office (406-377-6256). Permission for individual private property must be obtained from the landowner.
• The Glendive special deer management licenses are available on a first-come first-served basis, up to 5 per person. The license can be purchased from any FWP license agent, $10 for residents and $75 for nonresidents.
• The license is valid during the general archery season from September 1, 2012 –October 14, 2012 and during the general rifle season (with archery equipment only/hunter orange is required) from October 20, 2012 – November 25, 2012.
• Anterless mule deer B licenses and general deer licenses (valid for either sex) can be used during the special deer management hunt. The Management Action Plan requires that hunters harvest a doe before they can hunt bucks.
For specific hunt information contact FWP Region 7 office during business hours (8 am to 5 pm) at 1-406-234-0900.