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Harvest Success Slows in Final Weekend SW Montana
Monday, December 02, 2013
Hunting - Region 3
This news release was archived on Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Region 3 operated six check stations (Alder, Cameron, Divide, Gallatin, Mill Creek and Silver City) on the final weekend of the big game hunting season with most seeing a dip in the hunter success rate at respective stations from the previous week. Weather conditions were considerably mild with some areas in the northern parts of the region dealing with rain.

 

1,597 Hunters passed through check stations with an overall success rate of 7.3%. Silver City again saw the most hunters with 514. Alder had the highest success rate at 11.3%.

 

Here’s a look at the data:

 

2013 R3 Check Station Summary - Weekend 6, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

Check Station

Hunters

White-tailed Deer

Mule Deer

Elk

Hunters w/ Game

 

 

M

F

Juv

Tot.

M

F

Juv

Tot.

M

F

Juv

Tot.

 

Alder

186

9

8

0

17

4

0

0

4

4

0

0

4

11.3%*

Cameron  

287

2

2

1

5

5

0

0

5

4

6

1

11

7.3%

Divide       

224

3

0

1

4

7

0

0

7

8

3

0

11

9.8%

Gallatin

173

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

1

5

1

0

6

4.6%

Livingston

DID NOT OPERATE

Mill Creek**

213

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

1

2

2

0

4

2.8%

Silver City

514

10

1

2

13

6

1

0

7

4

9

2

15

6.8%

Totals

1597

25

11

5

41

23

2

0

25

27

21

3

51

 

*Four successful hunters coming through Alder harvested more than one animal. Hence the lower overall "hunters with game" percentage.                                                                                                                                                        **Mill Creek also checked in 1 billy goat and 1 bull moose not counting toward its totals.

 

 

Meanwhile, here’s a look at the season overall:

 

2013 R3 Check Station Season Summary

Check Station

Hunters

White-tailed Deer

Mule Deer

Elk

Hunters w/ Game

 

 

M

F

Juv

Tot.

M

F

Juv

Tot.

M

F

Juv

Tot.

 

Alder*

928

21

18

0

39

18

3

0

21

24

34

4

62

12.7%

Cameron  

2212

9

9

5

23

32

1

0

33

97

67

16

181

10.7%

Clyde Park**

762

15

7

1

23

26

10

0

36

8

12

1

21

10.5%

Divide       

1484

6

3

2

11

44

17

2

63

42

24

2

68

9.6%

Gallatin***

447

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

1

11

1

0

12

3.1%

Livingston****

97

1

3

0

4

2

1

0

3

7

0

1

8

15.5%

Mill Creek*****

852

1

0

0

1

1

2

0

3

21

3

2

26

3.5%

Silver City

3029

37

11

6

54

55

6

1

62

24

36

8

68

6.1%

Totals

9811

90

51

15

156

179

40

3

222

234

177

34

446

8.4%

*Alder was open only 3 weekends/several hunters harvested more than one animal

** Clyde Park was open only 2 weekends

               

 

***Gallatin was open only 2 weekends

                 

 

****Livingston was open the first weekend only

               

 

*****Mill Creek was closed during the fourth weekend