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2 pay fines, restitution on deer poaching charges

MISSOULA — A Hamilton woman and her cousin from California recently split a bill of more than $10,000 for illegally killing a trophy buck deer off Little Sleeping Child Road.

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A hunt can provide food – and food for thought

A hunt can provide food – and food for thought

I was glassing a mule deer buck when a pair of wolves loped across an open hillside and disappeared over a rise.

November 29, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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Wyoming game department reports wasting disease cases

Wyoming game department reports wasting disease cases

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reporting new discoveries of chronic wasting disease in two hunt areas.

November 19, 2014 7:00 amLoading…

Buck deer poached in Wyoming

BAGGS, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is investigating a buck mule deer poaching north of Baggs in Carbon County.

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Number of female hunters in Wyoming increases between 2008 and 2013

Number of female hunters in Wyoming increases between 2008 and 2013

CASPER, Wyo. — Betsy Peterson shot her first mule deer outside of Casper with her husband and 5-month old daughter. It didn’t seem strange, bringing the infant into the field. Peterson had a mule deer tag and mouths to feed.

October 26, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Jay Watson talks to an empty-handed hunter

Jay Watson talks to an empty-handed hunter

Jay Watson of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks division asks an empty-handed hunter if he saw any deer or antelope Sunday at a check station in Riverside Park in Laurel.

October 26, 2014 2:21 pmLoading…
Jeff Dionne Jr. and his kill

Jeff Dionne Jr. and his kill

Jeff Dionne Jr., 25, holds the antlers that fell off the mule deer he killed Sunday morning at a check station at Riverside Park in Laurel.

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Jeff Dionne Jr. shows off a set of antlers

Jeff Dionne Jr. shows off a set of antlers

Jeff Dionne Jr., 25, holds up a pair of mule deer antlers that fell off the buck he shot Sunday at a check station in Riverside Park in Laurel.

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Jay Watson determines the age of a mule deer

Jay Watson determines the age of a mule deer

Jeff Dionne, left, watches as Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Division worker Jay Watson, right, places a jaw spreader in the mouth of a mule deer that Dionne’s son, Jeff Jr., shot to determine the animal’s age Sunday at a check station in Riverside Park in Laurel.

October 26, 2014 2:21 pmLoading…
Mule deer gets tomato cage stuck on antlers

Mule deer gets tomato cage stuck on antlers

CODY, Wyo. — Wyoming wildlife officials had to lend a helping hand to a mule deer that got a tomato cage stuck on its antlers this week.

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Wyoming Game and Fish seeks mule deer poaching information

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information for a poaching case involving a trophy mule deer buck near Medicine Bow.

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Study: Helping sage grouse also aids mule deer

Study: Helping sage grouse also aids mule deer

JACKSON, Wyo. — Efforts to protect sage grouse in northwest Wyoming also benefit mule deer that migrate through areas of sagebrush along the Upper Green River, according to new research.

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Three trophy mule deer poached near Dayton

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is looking for information concerning the killing of three trophy buck mule deer, whose heads were cut off and bodies left to waste in Sheridan County.

September 22, 2014 5:45 pmLoading…
Deer populations still rebounding from declines

Deer populations still rebounding from declines

Mule deer numbers have experienced recent declines in many areas of Montana but should be improving with favorable weather and habitat conditions in 2014.

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Mule deer

Mule deer

Deer numbers in Montana are slowly rebounding after a tough couple of years.

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Chance of deer-vehicle collision high in Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Motorists are more likely to crash into a deer in the Dakotas than in most other states.

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Deer-vehicle crashes decline in state, but odds of hitting one are still high

Deer-vehicle crashes decline in state, but odds of hitting one are still high

Drivers in Montana are more likely to crash into a deer than almost any other place in the nation — but not as likely as last year.

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Fire scarred

Fire scarred

Deer in Washington, like this survivor of Montana’s Dahl fire in 2012, will have a hard time finding forage in the wake of devastating fires this summer.

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Washington woman dies after motorcycle hits deer in Sweet Grass County

A Washington woman died Thursday night when the motorcycle she was riding hit a deer in Sweet Grass County.

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Deer vs. motorcycle crash limits traffic on Rimrock Road

Deer vs. motorcycle crash limits traffic on Rimrock Road

When Armando Espinosa came upon the scene of a motorcycle crash Thursday morning on Rimrock Road near West 48th Street, he quickly took action.

July 31, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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