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Hunting Season

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.

October 26, 2014 2:22 pmLoading…
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.

October 26, 2014 2:22 pmLoading…
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…
Tis the season

Tis the season

More Montanans as a percentage of the population hunt than in any other state, but the number has remained fairly flat over the last couple of years.

October 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Hunting season

Hunting season

The deer and elk rifle season opened Saturday across Montana, fueling businesses across the state as hunters drive, dine and stay in hotels.

October 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Mule deer harvest could be limited in some areas because of disease

HELENA — An epidemic of epizootic hemorrhagic disease has killed about half of the white-tailed deer herd in north central Montana, prompting Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to consider limiting mule deer harvest in some hunting districts.

October 03, 2013 5:40 pmLoading…

FWP to hold open houses to discuss hunting seasons

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks invites hunters, landowners, outfitters, and others to  help set hunting seasons for 2014 and 2015.

August 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Wyoming Game and Fish Commission meets in Saratoga

SARATOGA, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission is meeting in Saratoga this week.

July 09, 2013 6:24 amLoading…

Idaho hunters kill fewer wolves so far this season

LEWISTON, Idaho — Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say hunters have killed 116 wolves this hunting season through Dec. 15, about the halfway point of the 2012-2013 wolf hunting season.

December 22, 2012 6:01 pmLoading…

Block Management info available on Aug. 15

For the 2012 hunting season, more than 1,260 landowners have enrolled about 8 million acres in Montana's Block Management Program.

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Group set to unveil Cody elk herd hunting season recommendations

CODY, Wyo. -- After meeting for nearly a year, the Cody Elk Working Group will present its 2013 hunting recommendations this month for the Cody Elk Herd Unit.

April 13, 2012 3:30 pmLoading…
Harsh winter echoed into hunting season

Harsh winter echoed into hunting season

Blame the nice fall weather.

December 01, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Collecting samples

Collecting samples

Wyoming Game and Fish technicians Paul Cross, right, and Aaron McGuire collect blood and tissue samples from a recently harvested deer at a Cody game station in 2011.

November 08, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Dates, limits set for waterfowl

The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission has set the late season migratory bird hunting season dates for ducks, geese, swans and coots.

September 12, 2011 4:46 pmLoading…

Open houses on Aug. 29 focus on 2012-13 hunting season regulations

Fish, Wildlife and Parks will begin the season-setting process for the 2012-2013 hunting seasons with an open house Aug. 29 at all seven regional offices around the state -- including Billings, Miles City, Glasgow (at the Valley County Courthouse), Great Falls, Bozeman, Missoula and Kalispell.

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900 series archery antelope hunt begins Monday

The archery antelope season for those with a 900 series license opens Monday for the hunting of antelope of either sex in any hunting district starting with a 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

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Guest opinion: Archery limits balance hunter, conservation demands

Guest opinion: Archery limits balance hunter, conservation demands

The wildlife of the Last Best Place is the treasured property of all Montanans.

August 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Survey finds record number of ducks

One silver lining to this year’s record-setting moisure is that duck populations have soared.

July 31, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Start of some huntings seasons only weeks away

It may seem hard to believe as we swelter through 90-degree heat, but some hunting seasons are just weeks away.

July 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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