Elk, Mule Deer Below Average on Rocky Mountain Front October 27, 2015 Montana

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Elk, Mule Deer Below Average on Rocky Mountain Front October 27, 2015 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
... taking home fewer elk and mule deer compared to the past five years, 2010 through 2014.  The white-tailed deer harvest was above the five-year average.  The numbers were collected at Fish, Wildlife and Parks check station in Augusta, which has been in operation for decades; however starting in 2010 the opener for the general deer and elk season was moved from Sunday to Saturday... Overall hunter participation was slightly above the five-year opening weekend average: 273 hunters checked through Augusta this year compared to an average of 255 hunters...

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