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Week 2 of general deer, elk hunt brings more hunter success in Region 3

Hunting - Region 3

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Bozeman, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks operated four check stations in Region 3 during the second weekend of the general deer and elk hunt. Biologists observed a reduction in hunter activity compared to the season’s opening weekend, which is typical, but an overall increase in hunter success rates.

Biologists at the Cameron, Divide, Gallatin and Mill Creek check stations talked with a combined total of 1,110 hunters from Nov. 2 to 3. Hunter success ranged from 4.1 percent at Mill Creek to 11.8 percent at Cameron. In total, biologists checked six white-tailed deer, 15 mule deer and 77 elk. Many of those animals were harvested earlier in the week, prior to when check stations operated.

Compared to recent years, hunter participation for Weekend 2 was a record high for the Cameron check station, which saw 451 hunters. The average number of hunters for the same weekend since 2009 is 338.

2019 R3 Check Station Summary – Weekend 2, Nov. 2-3

Check Station

 

Hunters

Hunters w/ deer & elk

White-tailed deer

 

Mule deer

 

Elk

 

Weekend 1

Weekend 2

Weekend 1

Weekend 2

Weekend 1

Weekend 2

Weekend 1

Weekend 2

Weekend 1

Weekend 2

Cameron

598

451

6.2%

11.8%

5

6

2

5

30

42

Divide

362

309

4.7%

9.1%

1

0

4

6

21

21

Gallatin

159

156

3.8%

6.4%

0

0

1

1

5

9

Mill Creek

321

194

5.3%

4.1%

0

0

2

3

15

5

TOTALS

1440

1110

 

 

6

6

9

15

71

77