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FWP Region 6 Mule Deer & Whitetail Deer Aerial Survey findings released


Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 biologists have completed their 2018 winter and spring aerial surveys of deer populations across northeastern Montana, which are used to help determine management recommendations. The surveys indicate above average numbers for mule deer, and mostly stable populations of whitetail deer across the region.

“Data collected during deer surveys are only one factor in deer management recommendations,” FWP Outlook-area biologist Ryan Williamson (and Region 6 deer specialist) explained. “The prior year’s harvest, weather, and habitat factors, as we...

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