Hunter numbers up at Havre game check station

Youth hunters were successful as evidence by photos taken at the Havre Game Check Station.

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HAVRE – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Havre hunter check station was active over the weekend of the general deer and elk opener (Oct. 22-23), with the number of hunters checked above the long-term average, despite the cool, wet weather.

The youth deer season preceded the general season opener, which tends to increase hunter participation. 

“Hunter access to many areas was limited by muddy roads, particularly on Sunday,” said Havre-area biologist Scott Hemmer, who manages the check station. “We saw a lot of muddy, wet hunters.”

Youth hunters were successful as evidence by photos taken at the Havre Game Check Station.

FWP

There were 248 hunters in 108 parties checked, which was down from 2021 but still 7% above the long-term average. During the three weekends the check station has been open, overall hunter numbers (715) are slightly lower than last year and 11% above

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