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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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    Montana Deer and Elk Hunting Forecast for Fall 2012

    So far, I have done everything I can to punch my elk tag this fall. After a couple unsuccessful archery hunting trips. I am looking ahead to the opener of rifle season in Montana. I know that my rifle is sighted in, due to the shot I made on my pronghorn antelope I bagged last weekend. Now all I need to do is pray I get within range of an elk, and I should be able to top off the freezer for the year.

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    A deer on private land...of course. (KLYQ Photo)
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    Hunting Success is Low

    The Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks reports a lower harvest for mule deer and white-tailed deer from the long-term harvest. The week of October 24, there were 21 mule deer and 29 white-tails

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    Who’s afraid of the big, bad….

    A huge drop in elk population in the Bitterroot Valley's West Fork has caused concern from wolf managers. The 2010 survey showed 764 elk there. The Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP) would like to have between 1,600 to 2,400 elk in the zone-wide area

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    No Brucellosis in Tests

    Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks tested 43 elk in the East Fork and West Fork of the Bitterroot Valley in February. Blood samples, which are part of a larger 3-year study, showed no signs of brucellosis

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