Mule deer, whitetail numbers still above average in Region 7


The 2019 winter and spring aerial surveys of deer populations in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Region 7 revealed above long-term average numbers for both mule deer and white-tailed deer.

"We had abundant precipitation last spring and summer, which made for excellent forage conditions and deer going into winter in good body condition," said Wildlife Biologist Melissa Foster. "The winter was mild up until February, when we got about six weeks of bitter cold and snow. Seems like most deer had enough 'gas in the tank' to make it through to spring green-up."

FWP received no reports of wide...

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