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Hunter Numbers & Harvest Falls in So. Central Mt. as Season Ends

Southcentral Montana check stations operated by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks saw hunter numbers and their harvest fall – to historic lows in some instances – for the final weekend of the 2019 general big-game season. Those numbers dragged season-long statistics down at all five locations. Wintery weather during at least three of the six we...

MT Check Station Report on Rocky Mtn. Front

Heading into the final days of Montana’s big game season, numbers of mule deer and elk taken by hunters on the Rocky Mountain Front near Augusta continue to remain below average, according to a state wildlife biologist. “Elk harvest is 25 percent below the 10-year average,” said Brent Lonner, Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife biologist. ...

Nov 25th. Game Checking Report S. Central MT

Hunter numbers over the past weekend in south central Montana generally were down from the same period a year ago while the harvest numbers were dependent on location. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists who staffed the four south central Montana said wind was the main culprit in limiting hunter participation and harvest. Here are some...

Noelle Smith named to a Statewide Biologist Position

Noelle Smith was recently selected to fill the statewide migratory game bird and wetland habitat biologist position for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. This is a revised version of the migratory game bird position that now incorporates wetland habitat restoration and protection, while continuing Game and Fish’s population management effo...

Wibaux ranching family Win Good Neighbor Award

Kip and Adele Stenson’s commitment to conservation and public access earned the Wibaux ranching family a Montana Good Neighbor Award recently at the state Capitol. The Stensons worked for over two years to put a conservation easement on their 15,000-acre ranch. It’s a stunning, wildlife-rich landscape that supports mule deer, antelope and game...

Wibaux ranching family Win Good Neighbor Award

Kip and Adele Stenson’s commitment to conservation and public access earned the Wibaux ranching family a Montana Good Neighbor Award recently at the state Capitol. The Stensons worked for over two years to put a conservation easement on their 15,000-acre ranch. It’s a stunning, wildlife-rich landscape that supports mule deer, antelope and game...

Are all Wyoming Hunting Surveys Mandatory?

Wyoming Harvest Survey Coordinator Emily Gates answered that question.  While it is very important that hunters who receive a harvest survey complete them, it is neither efficient nor necessary for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to follow up with every antelope, deer and elk hunter in order to collect good information about how many hunt...

Are all Wyoming Hunting Surveys Mandatory?

Wyoming Harvest Survey Coordinator Emily Gates answered that question.  While it is very important that hunters who receive a harvest survey complete them, it is neither efficient nor necessary for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to follow up with every antelope, deer and elk hunter in order to collect good information about how many hunt...

Please Save WY Tracking Collars

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is encouraging anyone who finds or harvests an animal with a radio collar or transmitter to return that collar as soon as possible to any Game and Fish office or employee. “Many animals from deer to moose are fitted with collars that collect data, which are important to wildlife research,” said Tim Woolley,...

Please Save WY Tracking Collars

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is encouraging anyone who finds or harvests an animal with a radio collar or transmitter to return that collar as soon as possible to any Game and Fish office or employee. “Many animals from deer to moose are fitted with collars that collect data, which are important to wildlife research,” said Tim Woolley,...