Early results of Bitterroot winter mule deer survey good January, 8, 2011 Montana

Early results of Bitterroot winter mule deersurvey good January 8, 2011 Montana. Missoulian.com

...The overall numbers from Sula Peak to Rye Creek pretty much matched up with last year. This year, the biologist counted 543 mule deer. Last year, the number was 540 ...Last year, Jourdonnais counted 16 bucks per 100 does in the post-hunting season survey. This year the number was 28.Two years ago, the state dropped mule deer buck permit numbers in HD 270 from 100 to 45 in response to sportsmen requests.

He also found 50 fawns per 100 does. Last year, fawn numbers were 40 per 100 does...

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