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Harvest Slow During Third Weekend in Southwest Montana
Monday, November 05, 2012
Hunting - Region 3
This news release was archived on Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Over 1,200 hunters passed through Fish, Wildlife and Parks game check stations over the weekend with 4% harvesting an animal. Silver City saw the most hunter activity with 539 hunters. The highest number of elk taken was in the Madison (by Cameron check station numbers). The highest number of deer was harvested in the northern part of the region.
Here’s a look at the data:

2012 R3 Check Station Summary - Weekend 3, Nov. 3 & 4
Check Station
Hunters
White-tailed Deer
Mule Deer
Elk
% Hunters
 
 
M
F
Juv
Tot.
M
F
Juv
Tot.
M
F
Juv
Tot.
With Game
Gallatin (not open)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cameron  
293
1
2
0
3
4
0
0
4
6
4
0
10
5.8%
Divide       
165
0
1
1
2
5
1
0
6
1
1
1
3
6.7%
Mill Creek 
216
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
3
0
0
3
2.3%
Silver City
539
1
0
0
1
7
2
0
9
3
2
1
6
3.0%
Totals
1213
2
3
1
6
16
4
1
21
13
7
2
22
4.0%
 

Region 3 Wildlife Manager Howard Burt says this low harvest overall is by and large weather related. The weekend’s mild temperatures and lack of snow mean elk especially are up high and difficult to track. With weather predicted to change drastically by the upcoming weekend, Burt says the harvest trend will almost certainly turn in a positive direction in the coming weeks.