Montana's Big Game Seasons Will Not Be Extended

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Montana's 2009 general big game hunting season will close Sunday, Nov. 29 at one-half hour after sunset. The general season closure includes hunting for most deer, elk and moose; and for black bear, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and fall mountain lion.

No general big game hunting season will be extended. "We are not planning any season extension anywhere in the state this year," said Ken McDonald, chief of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ wildlife bureau. "If specific population or damage problems emerge, we'll use management seasons or game damage hunts to address them."

Hunters must have registered for the game damage roster in July. Game damage and management season information is available online at fwp.mt.gov. Click "Game Damage Hunts."