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Change in weather brings out hunters and harvested game in Region 4


Last updated 11/4/2020 at 10:05am

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Warmer temperatures on the Rocky Mountain Front in the last week brought out more hunters, who harvested more elk and white-tailed deer, according to numbers collected at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks check station in Augusta.

The blizzard conditions of opening weekend gave way to 60 degrees and sunny skies by the second weekend of the general big game season, said Brent Lonner FWP wildlife biologist.

“As a result, the total big game harvest is 26 percent above the 10-year average,” Lonner said. Mule deer numbers, however, remain below the long-te...

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