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Hunter success dips at week 3 check stations in Region 7


November 23, 2018


FWP Regional Supervisor Brad Schmitz, right, shows a hunter at the Hysham check station how a deer is aged by examining its teeth.

Hunter success dipped at check stations in Hysham and Ashland on Sunday, but hunters were still happy and encountering wildlife.

"Historically, we see the percent of hunters with deer/elk/antelope to be around 60 percent on the third weekend of the general season, but 51 percent was observed this year," said Steve Atwood, area wildlife biologist for Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 7, who coordinated the Hysham check station. "Despite the lower success rate overall, hunters were satisfied and reported seeing good numbers of game."

Hunters coming through the Ashland station didn't fare quit...

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