Big game season going well, bird population affected by drought


November 3, 2017

Havre Daily News/Paul Dragu

Brian Barrows uses the scope of his rifle Thursday to spot deer on a Block Management Area near Chinook.

With big game hunting season in full swing, hunters have been seeing and harvesting game aplenty, wildlife officials say.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre-area biologist Scott Hemmer said Wednesday that 151 hunters have brought their mule deer to the check station this season, a number that's up about 20 percent from this time last year.

FWP posted on its website Monday that the Havre hunter check station was fairly active over the Oct. 21-22 weekend of general deer and elk opening, with an increase in hunters compared to last year.

Since it's in Havre, Hemmer said, the hunters who...

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