FWP Reports Positive White-tail Deer, Elk Surveys May 24, 2016 Montana

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FWP Reports Positive White-tail Deer, Elk Surveys May 24, 2016 Montana, Flathead Beacon
... White-tailed deer populations were low in 2010 following a rough winter but have steadily increased over the last five years due to mild winters and good survival of fawns ...  In 2016, fawn recruitment ranged from 37 fawns per 100 adults in the Swan (HD 130) to 62 fawns per 100 adults in HD 170 near Kalispell... 

White-tailed deer numbers soaring May 31, 2016 Montana, Daily Inter Lake
... White-tailed deer are doing well in Northwest Montana ... Survey data for mulies are spotty, due in part to their preferred habitat of dense timber cover, but the report’s overall conclusion points to a continuation of declines seen in the past eight to 10 year ... Habitat changes and predation are believed to be behind an overall decline ...

Wildlife officials release game data June 1, 2016 Montana, The Western News
... wildlife biologists have prepared a summary of black bear management, as well as surveys and population status of white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, and bighorn sheep in northwest Montana... White-tailed deer populations were low in 2010 following rough winters, but have steadily increased over the last 5 years due to mild winters and good survival of fawns...

... In 2012 mule deer numbers had fallen by as much as 55 percent in portions of Montana. By 2014 the Fish and Wildlife Commission had cut all mule deer doe B tags across the state, and prior to that had enacted about a 90 percent reduction in mule deer doe tags... a rebound last year when they counted 91 fawns per 100 does; the long-term average was 73 fawns per 100 does...


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