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OUTDOORS: Hunting season was an overall success in the Havre area

At the Havre Check Station mule deer, elk numbers were up from 2017


December 20, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana FWP biologist Scott Hemmer, left, talks to a hunter at the Havre Game Check Station earlier this fall. The FWP recently released its numbers for the Havre Station for the 2018 hunting season.

The final numbers on the 2018 general hunting season are in for the Havre area check station, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

The check station was open for eight weeks, from Oct. 6, which is the open of general antelope, through Nov. 25, which is the end of the deer/elk general season.

Overall, both hunter numbers and most big-game harvest increased from last year, with mule deer numbers being the highest in over 10 years.

Biologists gather a lot of valuable information and biological data on game animals brought through check stations, in addition to sampling for Chron...

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