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Success rate still good on wet antelope opener in Southeastern Montana

Opening weekend for the antelope rifle season ushered in some wet conditions, which were welcome in the drought-stricken region but made hunting a bit more challenging. Below is a look at hunter numbers and harvest success rates at the three check stations operating in Southeastern Montana's Region 7.

Hysham check station

"The large amount of precipitation across the region made for tough conditions on opening day," said FWP Region 7 Wildlife Biologist Steve Atwood.

Atwood headed up the Hysham check station, which ran from 10 a.m. to about 7:30 on Oct. 10.

"I was expecting vehicles covered in...


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