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.
Pouring rain on the last day of the 2013 hunting season didn't keep the determined from filling their freezers this year.
Disease has killed white-tailed deer west of Harlem and in portions of the western third of Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Region 6.
The use of over-the-counter antlerless white-tailed B licenses purchased after Oct. 18 in all hunting districts north and west of the Missouri River in FWP region 4 has been prohibited by the Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Deer hunters this fall will not be allowed to use their general deer license to take antlerless mule deer in five north-central Montana hunting districts, the Fish and Wildlife Commission decided at its meeting Thursday.
MISSOULA — Lab results received Monday show that recent whitetail deer deaths in the Missoula Valley are the result of epizootic hemorrhagic disease, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials.
Epizootic hemorrhagic disease cases continue to pop up across Montana, and may trigger some changes to hunting regulations this fall.
FRENCHTOWN – Something is killing whitetail deer by the dozens along the Clark Fork River.
The white-tailed deer stood in the Bighorn River drinking the cool water. Had the deer been doing this at dusk, I wouldn’t have given the situation another thought. But the time of day was close to 11 a.m. and the deer was oblivious to several drift boats floating by within 50 yards or so.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A disease is killing dozens of white-tailed deer in Wyoming and Montana.
HELENA — Montana wildlife officials say two white-tailed deer were poached just south of Great Falls.
CASPER, Wyo. - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is looking for information about the recent killing of two white-tailed deer at the Casper Country Club.
LAUREL -- It took Lou Becker all of 90 minutes on Sunday to get off to a good start for Montana's 2012 general hunting season, which kicked off over the weekend.
Game numbers remain healthy in most parts of southwest Montana, but hunters will have fewer chances to kill cow elk as state biologists have scaled back on cow elk tags in an effort to reduce the kill.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials knew some deer would die in the Black Hills this fall. No one expected what could be the worst die-off in decades.
As Montana hunters stew over unfilled 2011 tags and break out the maps for an earlier-than-ever permit application deadline in 2012, here comes a new point to ponder: Big Sky Country's trophy white-tailed deer population lags behind that of Massachusetts.
HELENA — Citing a precipitous and somewhat mysterious drop in mule deer numbers in portions of Montana, the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission made numerous changes Thursday that will allow fewer does to be taken.
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is pushing to change state law to allow baiting of big game animals, a tactic it says could allow hunters to lure nuisance whitetail deer away from towns to spots where it would be safe to shoot them.
A white-tailed deer passes through a field near Pine Creek, Mont., in 2004. Wildlife officials and outfitters say it could take several years for some white-tailed deer populations to recover from a devastating disease that has killed thousands of the animals across Eastern Montana and elsew…
White-tailed deer populations in parts of Eastern Montana and elsewhere in the Northern Plains could take years to recover from a devastating disease that killed thousands of the animals in recent months, wildlife officials and hunting outfitters said.