Montana -(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre Game Check Station had a busy weekend over Nov. 21-22, with many successful hunters stopping by.
This was the seventh weekend that the check station has been open, and the fifth weekend for general big game.
The weather was mild with temperatures in the 30s-40s with little wind. There was no precipitation over the weekend. “Weather this weekend did not appear to limit hunter access or participation”, said Biologist Scott Hemmer, “and hunter success for the weekend was high.”
Hunter activity was slower on Saturday, but picked up on Sunday. There were 82 parties with a total of 157 hunters who passed through the check station over the weekend. Hunter numbers were down 2% from last year and were 14% below the 5-year average.
For mule deer, 76 deer were brought by the station (74 bucks and two does) over the weekend, which was up 111% from last year, but was still 15% below the long-term average. For the year, mule deer harvest …Read the Rest