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OUTDOORS: Havre Game Check Station results for the 2020 general hunting season are in

An overall good year for hunting in the Havre area


Last updated 12/17/2020 at 8:02am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

A Montana FWP biologist measures a harvested mule deer on the final weekend of general big game season last month at the FWP Havre Game Check Station. The station reported an overall above-average year for hunting in the area.

Montana FWP

The final results are in from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre game check station for the 2020 hunting season. The check station was open for eight weekends from Oct. 10 - the open of general antelope - through Nov. 29 - the end of the deer/elk general season.

Overall, hunter numbers were just above average this year and mule deer harvest was well above average. Other big game and upland bird harvests were below long-term average, but compared to the last few years, most hunters reported that it was a good year for almost all species.

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