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Week 3 check stations see more hunters, game


November 21, 2019

A pleasantly plump mule deer buck poses for a photo. Due to the ongoing rut, bucks like him have been busy running off their excess weight in the pursuit of doe deer. (Examiner Photo)

Courtesy MT FWP

It was a very chilly and snowy weekend Nov. 9 and 10, but many hunters still ventured out in southeastern Montana on the closing weekend for antelope season and the third week for deer and elk rifle season.

The two biological check stations operating Nov. 10 in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 saw about the same number of hunters, with 148 in Ashland and 137 in Hysham. Hysham saw a little better success rate, with nearly 60 percent of hunters harvesting something, compared to 37 percent at Ashland.

In terms of biological data collected at the Hysham station, th...

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