It only took Old Man Winter a few hours to set in shop in western Montana, as the first arctic storm of the season dumped several inches of snow, snarling rush hour traffic. One fatality reported east of Missoula on I-90.
The general hunting season in Montana starts this Saturday. Regional Wildlife Manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Mike Thompson, says the season runs for five weeks through the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
My husband and 12-year-old have been walking all over the hills west of Missoula looking for a buck. The past few weeks of constant searching only to turn up nothing was really getting to my preteen. This is the first year he is old enough to hunt.