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Emily Agar

Emily Agar

Emily Grace Agar, 12, shot a 3x3 mule deer buck during the special youth hunt on Oct. 17 while hunting near Molt next to her family’s ranch. She also shot a 14-inch antelope the week before. Emily is the daughter of Mark and Laura Agar.To share your outdoor photo with Gazette readers, send a…

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Blind hunter

Blind hunter

Legally blind Sheridan, Wyo., hunter Mike Fiedor shot this Hunt Area 12 bighorn ram Sept. 1 through a special permitting program offered by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

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Antelope numbers, hunter success good in SE Montana

Hunters stopping at Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations in southeastern Montana consistently reported an increase in the number of antelope, deer and elk observed during their hunt compared to last year.

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Hunter success low in Region 3

In southwestern Montana’s Region 3, the general deer and elk season got off to a slow start with warm conditions on Saturday that turned colder on Sunday with freezing rain and snow at higher elevations.

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Region 4 hunter success falters compared to last 4 years

Hunters hit the Rocky Mountain Front for the opening weekend of Montana’s general big game season and took home fewer elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer this year compared to the past four years.

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Hunter success low in Region 5 for opening weekend

The big-game rifle season opened across Montana on Saturday amid unseasonably mild temperatures that limited hunter success.

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Man shot by 13-year-old boy in hunting accident in critical condition

BUTTE — Police say the 56-year-old recovering from a hunting accident over the weekend was accidentally shot by a 13-year-old boy.

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Hunting season begins, results trickle in

Hunting season begins, results trickle in

It’s been a slow few days for Wildlife Research Specialist Jay Watson, who has been manning the Riverside Park hunter check station on opening weekend of deer and elk season.

October 26, 2014 6:00 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.

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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.

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Montana hunters getting free bear spray

Montana hunters getting free bear spray

HELENA — Some hunters in Blackfoot Valley are getting free cans of bear spray.

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Holli McElvain

Holli McElvain

Holli McElvain, 13, shot her first antelope on Oct. 19 while hunting with her father, Mike, and Kevin Harper, pictured.

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Hunting economy

Hunting economy

Montana's hunting economy produces an estimated $288 million in revenue, much of it going to smaller communities.

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Big game season fuels economy and traditions

Big game season fuels economy and traditions

Imagine that every week for five weeks the entire population of Bozeman left home and spread out across Montana’s mountains and prairies to go hunting.

October 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Handle harvested animal with care to preserve meat

Handle harvested animal with care to preserve meat

BUTTE — A big hunt can turn into a big waste — if the harvested animal isn’t handled correctly.

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Big game appears widespread for Montana's 2014 hunting season

Big game appears widespread for Montana's 2014 hunting season

MISSOULA — Sometimes, no news is good news at the start of hunting season.

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Deer, elk rifle season that opens Saturday is link to ancient humans

Deer, elk rifle season that opens Saturday is link to ancient humans

You are hardwired to hunt.

October 23, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Mountain sunset

Mountain sunset

Hunting is one way that Montanans and others reconnect with an ancient tradition while exploring the state's wildlands.

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