Contact Us

Montana FWP Says ‘Opening Rifle Season Numbers Best They Have Had in Years’

Wild Fire In Southern Utah Forces Evacuations
Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Opening weekend 2017 is behind us but how successful were some Montana hunters?

We spoke with FWP Spokeswoman Vivaca Crowser about the success this year for South Central and Western Montana. With the highest number of animals through their check stations since 2010 she had a good report.

“I think people were finding a few more deer and elk both in places where we haven’t seen them in awhile and really seemed to amount to some good harvest totals at the stations” said Vivaca.

Their three regular hunter check stations are in Bonner, Darby and one in Anaconda had good numbers. ” The total numbers reported 117 Elk, 111 Whitetail Deer 15 Mule Deer and 5 Black Bears”

I am gathering as I am learning that Mule Deer are a lot more difficult to harvest.Plenty of time though if you did not harvest something this weekend. This is a really great sign of a good chance of a harvest at some point this season. November 26th is the close of rifle season. Good luck!

Full Western Montana Hunting Number Breakdown





Best of the Blaze

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Blaze Rock Mob quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The Blaze Rock Mob contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.