Hunter Numbers Down
Krista Nichols / For The Courier
Cordelia Nickels of Nashua bagged a nice muley buck during the two-day youth hunt last week. Other current or upcoming hunting seasons include General Antelope, Oct. 12-Nov. 10; Pheasant, Oct. 12–Jan. 1; General Deer & Elk, Oct. 26-Dec. 1; and Mountain Lion-Fall, Oct. 26-Dec. 1.
Figures compiled from the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 game check station outside Havre for the weekends of Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-20 show reduced hunter numbers overall, but increased harvest of some upland birds and waterfowl.
“Over the first two weekends of the season, harvest for most species has been down,” said Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Havre-area Wildlife Biologist Scott Hemmer. “Antelope numbers and licenses have remained low since the winter of 2010-11, and this fact is reflected in the check station harvest being down 92 percent from the long-term average. M...
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