Deer numbers stable in northeastern Montana, surveys find

Category: hunting

 Jun 19th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  289

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.
Mule deer

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.

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