Elk harvest down, white-tailed deer harvest up December 2, 2016 Montana

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Elk harvest down, white-tailed deer harvest up December 2, 2016 Montana, Montana Standard
... A lack of snow caused a decrease in the elk harvest in southwest Montana during the 2016 hunting season ... climb in white-tailed deer harvest ... Although last winter led to some fawn mortality due to heavy snow, deer numbers stayed “pretty healthy,” ...

... The number of whitetail bucks checked this year (1,069) was nearly identical to last year ... Elk numbers at the check stations were down slightly and mule deer numbers were up...


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