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Youth Elk Hunters Should Check Regulations

Hunting - Region 2

Wed Oct 17 13:20:00 MDT 2012

Youth hunters ages 12-15 will not have the opportunity to hunt antlerless elk on their general elk license in some west-central Montana hunting districts this year.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 2 Wildlife Manager, Mike Thompson says that the new more conservative regulations were put into place due to declining elk populations or elk calf survival in some hunting districts.

“We’ve kept the extra youth opportunities for antlerless elk in as many places as we can, but unfortunately conditions in some districts just won’t support it right now,” Thompson says.

Youth hunters should check the regulations for the district they plan to hunt.