R3: Week 2 of general deer, elk hunt brings more hunter success in Region 3
By angelamontana

Posted: November 5, 2019

Bozeman, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks operated four check stations in Region 3 during the second weekend of the general deer and elk hunt. Biologists observed a reduction in hunter activity compared to the season’s opening weekend, which is typical, but an overall increase in hunter success rates.

Biologists at the Cameron, Divide, Gallatin and Mill Creek check stations talked with a combined total of 1,110 hunters from Nov. 2 to 3. Hunter success ranged from 4.1 percent at Mill Creek to 11.8 percent at Cameron. In total, biologists checked six white-tailed deer, 15 mule deer and 77 elk. Many of those animals were harvested earlier in the week, prior to when check stations operated.

Compared to recent years, hunter participation for Weekend 2 was a record high for the Cameron check station, which saw 451 hunters. The average number of hunters for the same weekend since 2009 is 338.

2019 R3 Check Station Summary – Weekend 2, Nov. 2-3
Check Station  

Hunters

Hunters w/ deer & elk White-tailed deer  

Mule deer

 

Elk

  Weekend 1 Weekend 2 Weekend 1 Weekend 2 Weekend 1 Weekend 2 Weekend 1 Weekend 2 Weekend 1 Weekend 2
Cameron 598 451 6.2% 11.8% 5 6 2 5 30 42
Divide 362 309 4.7% 9.1% 1 0 4 6 21 21
Gallatin 159 156 3.8% 6.4% 0 0 1 1 5 9
Mill Creek 321 194 5.3% 4.1% 0 0 2 3 15 5
TOTALS 1440 1110     6 6 9 15 71 77

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