The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Elk hunting numbers low


December 21, 2016

At their December meeting, members of the Community Transition Advisory Committee received an update about the recent general deer and elk hunting season in Southwest Montana.

Vanna Boccadori a wildlife biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, told members that elk hunting during the season was very slow.

Boccadori said it just goes to show what a difference the weather can make with a successful season. She said they did not have the colder weather to push the elk down, but the recent drop in temperatures should get them moving.

She added some people instead switched to deer for a h...

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