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Hunting Season

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wyoming Game and Fish Commission meets in Saratoga

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

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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.

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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.

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Harsh winter echoed into hunting season

Harsh winter echoed into hunting season

Blame the nice fall weather.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Survey finds record number of ducks

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

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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.

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Hunter harvest surveys under way by FWP through March

Now that hunting season is over, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is calling 160,000 hunters to gather harvest information on this year's hunt.

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Fewer hunters, fewer animals checked at many stations in last week of big game season

The number of hunters who stopped at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' south-central Montana check stations over the weekend was well below last year, as was the mule deer harvest. However, the number of elk and white-tailed deer checked during the sixth and final weekend of the 2010 season …

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Mountain lion hunting season ends in 2 counties

HELENA - Montana wildlife officials say mountain lion hunting season will end after sunset today for parts of Gallatin and Park counties.

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FWP: No plans for extension of state’s big game seasons

Montana’s general big game seasons close at a half-hour after sunset today with no extended seasons planned by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks this year.

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