It’s become a foregone conclusion for Riverton outfitter Ken Metzler that when one of his mule deer hunters shoots a buck, the animal is afflicted with chronic wasting disease, he said.
ANACONDA — Fish, Wildlife and Parks has completed the second phase of a conifer removal project on Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area, improving hundreds of acres of habitat for many wildlife species.
A study of mule deer doe movement in the northern Bighorn Mountains is being conducted using GPS collars.
Wildlife managers say mule deer in northwest Montana’s Region 1 and west-central Region 2 have seen declines, with habitat a prevailing issue.
Deer and elk harvest reported at the hunter check stations near Darby, Anaconda, Bonner, and Fish Creek sit below the five-year average as snow depths remain low and temperatures mild.
Prosecutors will request a sentence totaling five years in prison and a fine of $15,000.
The number of hunters and harvested animals counted at Fish, Wildlife & Parks' four south-central Montana check stations were mixed, but g…
It’s been more than a year since the Wyoming Game and Fish Department finalized its Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Management Plan. As the pathogen continues creeping westward, wildlife officials warn that mitigation will happen gradually, too.
A Darby man with a long criminal history — including prison time for poaching — was sentenced to five years in prison recently for illegal outfitting and possessing parts of unlawfully killed animals.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet in person on Aug. 20 and those wishing to make public comments via Zoom must register the day before.
After four years of testing, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks's scientists are gaining a better understanding of the distribution and preval…
Evidence suggests the mountain lion prowled into Anaconda sometime during the night of May 11 or the early morning of May 12. The lion stalked and killed one of the city's complacent resident mule deer, partially consumed the deer and then cached the carcass in an alley in the 1300 block of West Fourth Street.
Montana’s general deer and elk hunting seasons ended on Sunday with mixed hunter participation and success.
Final numbers from the 2020 general deer and elk season on a portion of the Rocky Mountain Front put mule deer and elk taken by hunters lower …
The life-or-death journey made by mule deer during the second-longest big game migration in North America came down to their ability to squeeze through a fence.
A limited fall survey indicates another year of good mule deer fawn production in western North Dakota, according to the state Game and Fish Department.
Hunters took advantage of some good tracking snow, elk movement and the annual deer rut to get some meat for the freezer last weekend in the Bitterroot Valley.
Severe winter weather shut down two of three big game check stations in southeastern Montana on Sunday, Nov. 8, the last day of antelope rifle…
Snow and cold are usually the perfect pair for big game hunters, but a little too much of both kept hunters home and elk and deer out of the crosshairs in the Bitterroot Valley on the opening weekend of big game season.
Wyoming hunters could see extended seasons, late hunts or more tags for mature bucks as a means to help control or slow the spread of chronic …
A North Dakota man has been ordered to pay $74,000 in restitution for poaching a trophy mule deer buck in northwestern New Mexico.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. — In early March the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, along with several partners, began a three-year study of mule deer in th…