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Hunter harvest surveys now underway

Hunting - Region 7

Thu Jan 18 13:48:00 MST 2018

FWP is currently conducting its annual hunter harvest surveys.

These surveys are done by calling hunters who purchased licenses for 2017 and asking them a variety of questions, including whether they were successful and where they hunted.

The information gleaned from these surveys is valuable in many ways for wildlife management. It gives the department important data about hunter effort and success, which is critical when gauging the effectiveness of a particular hunting season in managing wildlife. It also is informative about the amount of hunter effort in Montana

Additionally, deer and elk hunters will be asked if they saw wolves or moose. This information is used to help determine population and distribution of those two species.