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Hunter participation remains generally low in South Central MT

With just a week left in Montana’s 2021 general big-game season, hunters in south central Montana started filling their general tags and antlerless deer B tags over the weekend. But they were hampered in some places by high winds and warm temperatures, which made finding game less comfortable and more difficult. Overall, hunter participation r...

MT Bighorn Sheep Season to close Tuesday

By order of the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission, hunting district 500 in south central Montana, as described in the current moose, sheep and goat regulations legal descriptions, will close to the hunting of ALL bighorn sheep one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The order halting the hunt came shortly after Montana Fish, Wildlif...

Last Reminder…WY Youth hunt extended 3 days

A youth-only pheasant hunt is planned for Nov. 19-21 on Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area near Lovell.  During this three-day timeframe, pheasant hunting is restricted to youth only on all lands contained within the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area north of the Shoshone River. In previous years, the youth-only hunt has bee...

Traffic at FWP’s South Central Check Stations a mixed bag

Hunters starting to see the start of the fall mule deer rut BILLINGS – Seasonally warm weather seemed to keep many south central Montana hunters home over the third weekend of the 2021 general big-game season.  Depending on where one looked, numbers of hunters who stopped at Fish, Wildlife & Parks check stations and the number of animals t...

Mild Weather having negative effect in Augusta area

Mild weather continues to have a negative impact on hunting success within the greater Augusta area based on data collected at FWP’s Biological Check Station in Augusta, where overall hunting and harvest levels continue to remain slightly behind normal through the first two full weeks of the general rifle season.   As of November 7, a total of...

Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce to meet Nov. 18th.

The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce will gather for their next meeting 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in Casper. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1150 North Poplar St. The public is invited to attend and participate in-person or online through Zoom.   The Taskforce will continue discussions on sustainably increasing resident opportunity...

NW Montana Big Game Harvest remains high

The big game harvest in northwest Montana remains high through two weekends of the general hunting season, according to check station data. A total of 219 white-tailed deer, including 121 bucks, have been reported at check stations across the region. A total of 36 mule deer and 32 elk have also been reported. The overall percentage of hunters ...

Hunter Turnout, harvest generally low in South Central Montana

The number of hunters who stopped at Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ south central Montana check stations during the second weekend of the 2021 rifle hunting season generally were near historic lows. The exception was at Lavina, where hunter traffic and harvested animal numbers were the highest in recent history. Weather throughout the region was ...

WGFD wants to know how your hunt went this year.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department wants to know how your Wyoming hunt went this year.  Many hunters have received, or will begin to receive, a harvest survey via e-mail or the Postal Service.  The survey gathers harvest information and feedback on the 2021 hunting season. It takes only a few minutes and contributes valuable data for monitor...