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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The deer and elk rifle season opened Saturday across Montana, fueling businesses across the state as hunters drive, dine and stay in hotels.
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.
The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks invites hunters, landowners, outfitters, and others to help set hunting seasons for 2014 and 2015.
SARATOGA, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission is meeting in Saratoga this week.
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.
For the 2012 hunting season, more than 1,260 landowners have enrolled about 8 million acres in Montana's Block Management Program.
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.
Blame the nice fall weather.
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.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission has set the late season migratory bird hunting season dates for ducks, geese, swans and coots.
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.
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.
The wildlife of the Last Best Place is the treasured property of all Montanans.
One silver lining to this year’s record-setting moisure is that duck populations have soared.
It may seem hard to believe as we swelter through 90-degree heat, but some hunting seasons are just weeks away.