The weekend of October 23rd and 24th the Montana Fish,Wildlife, and Parks Havre check station reported a high number of hunters. According to a press release the number “checked well above the long-term average”.
“This was the most hunters checked this weekend for at least the last 12 years”, said Havre area Biologist Scott Hemmer. Overall there were 333 hunters in 150 parties checked, which is about double the number from 2020 and 33 percent above the long term average.
The 114 Mule deer checked was the highest number observed over the opening weekend in the last 20 years, and well above the long term average of 57.
White-Tailed deer and Elk, harvest both reported small upticks in numbers reported, while the Pheasant harvest of 332 birds is just below last years numbers and 39 percent below the long-term average.