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Road Kill Harvesting Can Begin This November, FWP Seeking Feedback on New Rule

Hungry?

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Study Finds Mountain Lions Killing More Elk Than Wolves in Bitterroot

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Researchers have ear-tagged 81 elk calves this spring as part of a three-year elk survival study in the southern part of the Bitterroot Valley in western Montana.

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Bull elk. (iStock photo)
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Bitterroot Elk Population Making a Rebound

The number of elk in the most recent aerial Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks survey is encouraging.

Mike Thompson of FWP said the count was over 7,300 elk in five hunting districts in and around the Bitterroot Valley, the fourth highest number in survey history

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An elk herd along US 93. (KLYQ Photo)
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The Four-legged Road Hazards Are Still Out There in the Bitterroot!

Some people call them elk. Other people - usually drivers in Montana- call them dang right dangerous.

The deer and elk that occasionally pick the worst times to cross the highway are still milling about

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Mule deer up the Skalkaho of the Sapphire Mountains. (KLYQ Photo)
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Deer and Elk Numbers Down in Final Montana General Hunting Week

The more restrictive hunting regulations and mild weather caused the harvest in the general hunting season in Montana to be lower than average. General rifle hunting season ended Sunday.

The Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks reported that the Darby check station in the Bitterroot had 24 percent lower harvest from last year

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Deer in the Bitterroot Valley. (KLYQ Photo)
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Area Deer Harvest Continues to be Higher

Most hunters were happy see the change in the weather for the third week of general hunting season in Montana.

With colder temperatures and snow, the success rate was slightly higher through the Darby check station than last year

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Deer Harvest Better, Elk Harvest Worse Than Last Year

The first full week of open rifle season has passed and harvests for both mule deer and white-tailed deer are up 23% compared to last year. Elk harvests, on the other hand, are down by nearly the same amount

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Darby Check Station Reports Weekly Hunting Numbers

More deer have been taken in this year's hunting season, but less elk coming through the Darby Fish, Wildlife and Parks hunter check station.

There were 2,111 hunters checking through the station with these results:

  • Elk - 134 (last year - 173)
  • Mule Deer - 27 (last year - 21)
  • White-tailed Deer - 46 (last year - 29)
  • There were also two black bear, 1 moose and one sheep. The percentage of success

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    Deer are often found on all types of roads. (KLYQ Photo)
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    Deer and Elk Want to Share the Road

    You are driving along, watching out for the "other guy," when suddenly a deer leaps out in front of your car.

    If you live in western Montana, this has probably happened to you. Nobody has ever explained to me the attraction of deer and elk to auto headlights

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    Deer in the bushes. (KLYQ File Photo)
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    Montana Young Hunters Take to the Field Thursday and Friday

    Hunters are hoping for success.

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