Hunting Season Ends with Harvest Up in West-Central Montana

Montana’s general big game hunting season closed on Sunday with west-central Montana check stations reporting the highest harvest in four years and the highest hunter success rate since 2007.

The 607 white-tailed deer inspected through the Anaconda, Bonner and Darby hunter check stations is 3 percent higher than last year’s total, and the highest since 2008. With 507 whitetails checked, the Bonner Check Station accounted for 84 percent of the harvest, which was the highest at Bonner since the check station began operating on weekends-only in 2009.

“We’ve seen a steady climb in whitetail harves...

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