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Are Cats Serial Killers?

The long and short of it is yes. Cats are the worst kind of killers – serial killers. They kill over and over and usually with the same M.O. According to a report put together by scientists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the Fish and Wildlife Service, it was estimated that cats in the United States (both domestic and feral) kill 2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion mammals a year.

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Montana FWP Decides Not to Push for Wolf Hunting Buffer Zones Around Yellowstone Park

Wolf hunting buffer zones around Yellowstone National Park will not be put in place during this hunting season.

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Wolf Trapping Season Begins in Montana

Last Saturday, December 15, was the opening day for Montana's wolf trapping season. The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports that about 2,400 people completed the required wolf trapping certification class

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Roadkill and the Rut in Montana

Almost everyone knows that we are smack dab in the middle of hunting season right now, but did you know that it is also the rut?

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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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There's more than one mule deer in there. (KLYQ Photo)
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Western Montana Hunters Claim More Mule Deer

The general hunting season harvest in west central Montana's Region 2 - with check stations at Darby, Anaconda and Bonner - reported more deer coming through the stations, but less elk.

Mike Thompson, Fish Wildlife and Parks Region 2 Wildlife Manager said that mild weather "is taking its toll" on overall success

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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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    Weekend Hunting Report Shows Less Hunters, More Kills

    According to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks the three west-central Montana hunter check stations reported seeing 2500 hunters over the October 20 weekend.

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    The Bitterroot River on a great October day. (KLYQ Photo)
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    Bitterroot Fire Restrictions Are Lifted – But Be Careful

    Get out into the woods.

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