Hunting prospects in Bitterroot Valley look promising October 15, 2013 Montana

Montana Deer Population,Management News and Information Archive

The Missoulian
...  The population trend for mule deer is down for reasons we don’t exactly understand at this point,” Thompson said.  Healthy numbers of predators are probably playing a role.  “Mule deer numbers are down generally throughout the west,” he said. “Here in western Montana, we have to wonder how fast they will bounce back. It’s a different world than it was the last time their numbers dropped. We have a much higher density of carnivores this time,”  ...

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