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Whitetail and mule deer populations are rebounding in southeastern Montana following several years of bad weather and disease-related losses, according to John Ensign, Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 7 wildlife manager.
Recent surveys across southeastern Montana's Region 7 indicate that antelope populations are recovering but remain well below long-term averages.
MISSOULA — A lot of hunters, hikers and horseback riders have problems with federal land managers in Montana, but few of them are ready to take over the job.
Beginning this fall the BLM will assume management of the shotgun reservation program at Sundance Lodge, a popular recreation area located on the Clarks Fork River south of Laurel.
Here’s a rundown on the current status of Montana’s top upland game birds:
Antelope and deer numbers are down in northwestern Wyoming while elk numbers are thriving, according to the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish.
Bidding wars on coveted big game hunting tags are common at conservation group gatherings, but on Thursday a couple of those groups were vying against each other to be the auctioneer of some of the popular Montana tags.
There are a little more than three weeks before September rolls in marking the beginning of several Wyoming hunting seasons — including archery seasons for deer, elk and antelope, as well as mountain grouse and mourning doves.
Hunters can buy over-the-counter antelope licenses and surplus licenses for deer B, elk B and antelope beginning Monday, but in some areas very few licenses are available so they’re expected to go fast.
Harvest Church in the Heights will be hosting “Elk Fever” on Aug. 9 to celebrate the upcoming 2014 elk hunting season; to educate hunters; and to expose families and the community to fun elk hunting activities.
Hunters interested in obtaining a special permit to hunt sandhill cranes in Montana must apply by Thursday.
A collection of photos from The Gazette's Your Shots section.
HELENA — Montana wildlife officials have dropped their plans to cancel this year’s sage grouse hunting season, and they are instead proposing to severely limit where the game birds can be pursued because of their low numbers.
An advisory group that has worked about eight months to develop a proposal to raise Montana hunting and fishing license fees struggled to form a unified front at its final meeting on Wednesday in Helena.
Hunters interested in participating in this year’s game-damage hunts on private land, possible management seasons, or potential management removals of elk to reduce the risk of brucellosis transmission between elk and livestock can register online with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks beginni…
BUTTE — Montana wildlife officials say a hunter who was attacked by a grizzly bear over the weekend shot and killed the animal.
Allowing some doe hunting is on commission agenda
Like most hunters, I occasionally disagree with how Idaho Fish and Game manages big game, but I agree with F&G’s long-standing policies on allocating big game tags.
A collection of our popular Your Shots photos for the first 5 months of 2014.
Three Montana women are among 20 semi-finalists vying for a top spot in the international Extreme Huntress competition.