Brett French presents: Hunters welcome in Eastern Montana, despite COVID-19 spike
By angelamontana

Posted: October 15, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing in Western Montana, antelope and pheasant hunters may think they would be less welcome in the eastern side of the state. That doesn’t seem to be the case. Hunters provide a much-needed influx of money to small towns. Even with the novel coronavirus spreading at a rapid rate, business people want hunters to visit and spend their money. Western Montana saw a large influx of people at campgrounds, trailheads and state parks this summer, including from out of state. Will that continue into the deer and elk rifle season? It seems likely based on hunting license sales. For more details, check out my story at

Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed