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Mixed bag of opportunities for turkey hunters


April 28, 2017

(MILES CITY) - Spring turkey season is under way, and hunters in southeastern Montana have had to contend with a wet, chilly and windy spring in the first two weeks of the season.

Wildlife biologists in Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 report a mixed bag of opportunities around the region. Bird numbers are recovering, but hunters may have to put in some time for a successful season.

According to Biologist Steve Atwood, numbers are starting to improve in the Colstrip and Sarpy Creek area, but they are still nowhere near what they were prior to 2010.

Biologist Ryan DeVore, reports that turkey...

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