Deer numbers stable in northeastern Montana, surveys find
Jun 19th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 229
Modified Jun 19th, 2019 at 11:02 AM
Mule deer populations are above average while whitetail numbers are mostly stable across Region 6 in northeastern Montana, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists who have completed their 2019 winter and spring aerial surveys.
For mule deer, 11 trend areas in Region 6 are typically surveyed from the air each year. The winter post-season survey was completed in January, and the spring survey was conducted in April. While total deer counts tend to be variable, FWP Region 6 Outlook-area biologist Ryan Williamson said the 2019 surveys indicate mule deer continue to do quite well.