I am interested in hunting Montana for Mule deer and Elk, and am looking for suggestions for mainly good mulies in public land. I am from Alberta, Canada and have received my hunting applications. I am a firefighter here in Alberta and looking forward to hunting the great state of Montana with my son and another firefighter. Any help sure would be appreciated.Maybe we could trade experiences for a hunt in Alberta?
[ This Message was edited by: mule65 on 2004-01-29 10:04 ]
I live on the Milk River and Hunt extensively there. This may not be the year to hunt here due to the Severe Winter and Winterkill of our deer herd.
January 29, 2004
Montana outdoors: Stage set for deer deaths
By MARK HENCKEL
Of The Gazette Staff
So the waiting game begins for the deer of Eastern Montana. How many will live? How many will die? The remaining months of winter will decide.
Deer numbers were very high across almost all of Eastern Montana last fall. Hunters harvested lots of them. But plenty remained to enter this winter.
Now those deer are facing what many call a good, old-fashioned Montana winter - deep snow in some places, strong prairie winds and periodic dips into subzero temperatures.
Winter is the big reaper for deer of the open spaces of Eastern Montana, especially when it comes on the heels of a drought summer when food sources dried up and fat reserves on the animals was poor.
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While I was up on the mountains looking for some elk, we spotted some off in the distance. And while I was glassing these elk I couldn’t quite pick up the details of these elk because they were clear out there, and because I couldn’t keep steady enough to get a clear picture of what I was looking at. I told my brother, “I can’t really tell ‘cause I’m shaking.” He gave me the best piece of glassing advice I’ve ever been told (‘cause how many glassing tips can there really be...