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Elk shoulder hunting season update


October 20, 2016

Elk shoulder seasons in Montana have gotten off to a quiet but effective start.

Wildlife managers in the regions with active shoulder seasons are seeing hunters taking a few elk and being effective at reducing late summer and early fall landowner conflict with the animals.

“Landowners have seemed to be satisfied that early shoulder seasons provided them with a tool to get trusted hunters on their croplands with a minimum of hassle,” said Mike Thompson, wildlife manager for FWP region 2 in Missoula. “We’ve received reports from archers who felt that bowhunting on public lands impro...

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