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By Marc Kloker
MFWP Region 6 

Missouri River Breaks Elk Surveys Completed


A photo of a group of elk during the 2020 survey by Montana FWP.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists completed their surveys of the Missouri River Breaks elk hunting districts (HD) 621, 622, 631, and 632 in February. Overall, the surveys showed that elk numbers are over the current population objectives for each respective portion of the Breaks.

These elk surveys are done on an every-other-year basis in conjunction with bighorn sheep surveys. The surveys for neighboring HDs were flown within similar time periods to minimize any issues with elk movements between HDs. To aid in survey quality between their assigned districts, both area biologis...

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