Montana -(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Havre game check station was fairly active over the weekend of general deer and elk opener, with most species seeing an increase in harvest from the past few years.
This is the third weekend that the check station has been open.
Weather conditions over the opening weekend of general big game season were warm and dry with very little wind.
There were 221 hunters in 113 parties checked, which was up 23% from 2014. Hunter numbers were lower on Saturday, but activity picked up on Sunday when the majority (71%) of hunters were checked.
“Overall, big game harvest was up from last year, but for most species, harvest was still below the long-term average,” said Havre-area biologist Scott Hemmer. Antelope harvest was up from last year, with nine bucks and two does checked in this weekend, but was still 77% below the long-term average. Since the open of general antelope, 70 total antelope have been checked at the station, which is a 21% increase from …Read the Rest