Issue 171 - MRS
Updated: Apr 18, 2019
Montana continues to provide an excellent opportunity for mule deer hunting but has seen a generalized population decline to go with a general reduction in the number of older age class deer. Unfortunately, the winter of 2017-2018 knocked the deer population back across the state. Regions 1, 2, 6 and 7 (HD hunt codes beginning with these numbers) were the hardest hit, with the estimated mortality ranged from 12% all the way up near 50%.