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More hunters, mild weather for final big game weekend


December 4, 2020

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Hunters visiting the Hysham check station on Sunday pose with mule deer bucks they harvested.

Very pleasant weather for the final weekend of the big game hunting season drew lots of hunters out to try to punch their tags in southeastern Montana. Hunter traffic was above average at two of the three biological check stations set up Sunday.

Hysham Check Station

People were getting out enjoying the pleasant weather over the weekend. This was evident by an above-average number of hunting parties passing through the Hysham check station on Sunday, according to Wildlife Biologist Steve Atwood.

"From a harvest perspective, one thing that stood out to me was the healthy age stratification...

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