Hunter traffic slows a bit on closer in southeast Montana
December 10, 2021
The final weekend of the 2021 big game season was warm and windy, and check station traffic on November 28 was a bit slower than is typical.
Hysham check station
Hysham saw 116 hunters in 59 parties come through that Sunday. That's just shy of the 10-year average of 134 hunters and 66 parties.
"Overall, hunter success was below average at 52 percent," said wildlife biologist Steve Atwood.
The 10-year average is an 84 percent success rate, but Atwood attributes some of that to a drop in bird hunters in the area.
"Typically, upland game bird hunters and waterfowl hunters have a high success r...