Check station traffic down slightly final weekend despite fairer weather


December 9, 2022

MILES CITY – The weather was a bit milder for the final weekend of the general hunting season, but hunter traffic was still down a bit at check stations on Sunday in southeast Montana.

Hysham check station

The number of hunters passing through the Hysham check station was below what is typical for the closing weekend of the general deer and elk season. A total of 61 parties (average = 70) and 98 hunters (average = 138) were contacted by FWP staff. Although the hunter numbers were slightly down, the harvest rate was 11 percent above the 10-year average for close of the general season. Big game...

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