Deer and Elk Harvest Ahead of Last Year

By Beacon Staff

While there are fewer hunters heading into the woods in Northwest Montana this year, they are coming back with a bigger harvest, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

As of Sunday, Nov. 4, a total of 8,130 hunters have stopped in at check stations in Northwest Montana. Last year at this time 8,696 hunters had been counted. So far, hunters in the area have brought in 341 white tailed deer (290 of which were bucks), 42 mule deer and 47 elk. That equals to 5.3 percent of hunters coming home with game, versus just 4 percent last year.

For more information about hunting in Montana, visit www.fwp.mt.gov/regions/r1/.

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