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Big game hunting season wraps up in SE MT; fourth CWD positive found in region

 

December 19, 2019



Courtesy MT FWP

The weekend after Thanksgiving brought more wintry weather for big game season-closing check stations on Sunday, Dec. 1. Hunter numbers were down from last year at two of three stations in Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7, along with success rates.

“Hunters seemed generally satisfied with their seasons,” said Region 7 Wildlife Biologist Melissa Foster, “but many acknowledged that the weather limited their time in the field this season.”

Spring aerial surveys showed that both mule deer and white-tailed deer populations in Region 7 remained above long-term averages b...



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