Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

Hunting Season Hitting Halfway Point in Montana


November 9, 2022

Montana’s general hunting season is hitting the midway point and the overall harvest is expected to increase with the onset of the deer breeding season in the coming weeks.

So far this season, more than 4,500 hunters have appeared at regional game check stations. The overall number of hunters with harvested white-tailed deer is up so far compared to last year while the number of hunters with harvested mule deer and elk is slightly down.

Montana’s general deer and elk hunting season runs from Oct. 22-Nov. 27.

The deer breeding season, known as the “rut,” typically begins in early-to-...

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