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Check station traffic steady in southeast Montana midway through season

The Hysham check station was busy on an extremely gusty Sunday Nov. 14 following the third week of the general season.

“Overall, hunters seemed content with their hunts, and I was impressed with the quality of deer that were taken,” said FWP Region 7 wildlife biologist Steve Atwood.

Crews saw more hunters than usual, with 172 sportsmen and women coming through in 94 parties. The 10-year average is 139 hunters and 67 parties. Hunter success was average at 56 percent, Atwood said.

FWP staff checked 62 mule deer – 56 bucks and 16 does – compared to the 10-year average of 47 animals.

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