White-tailed Deer, Elk Harvest Up Slightly on Rocky Mountain Front November 29, 2011

Montana Population Deer Population and Management News Archive

The hunting season on the Rocky Mountain Front came out pretty normal, except for mule deer.The numbers were collected at Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ check station in Augusta, says Brent Lonner, FWP wildlife biologist. 
“The elk harvest ended at two percent above the 10-year average,” Lonner says. “And the white-tailed deer harvest was 17 percent above the 10-year average.”  But, the mule deer numbers came in at 28 percent below the 10-year average.  Lonner said that was puzzling because he saw good numbers of mule deer in his spring surveys

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