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Old 01-31-2012, 08:40 AM
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Just moved here a couple of months ago and was wondering if any one know where to hunt in western montana live in bozeman so somewhere around here on public land. also what is a good spot for elk, whitetail and muleys. i have not heard to much what about going around white hall some people said good things hoping to get some other opinions on this thanks for the help
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:13 PM
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Wow. Good luck. For elk, a lot of people hunt up the canyon towards Big Sky but the wolves have put a good dent in elk populations around Bozeman. Muleys are in same areas as elk but large bucks are getting harder and harder to find. For whitetails you really need to look for private property that has creek or river bottom land. Archery hunting has a lot less pressure than gun hunting. Took me years and a lot of research after moving out here to find good hunting areas.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:31 AM
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Whitehall area good around river bottom for whitetails but most of it private property. If your going to be here for awhile make sure to get Montana drivers license asap. Must be resident for 6 months to purchase mt resident hunting tags. FYI. Most public land down low out of the mountains gets hit hard during general rifle season. Expect to see anywhere from 2 to 15 other hunters out there with you on any given day. Archery season not quite as bad. Unfortunately Montana has no blackpowder only season. A few weapons restricted areas that allow earlier blackpowder hunting at same time as archery. Good luck
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:47 PM
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thanks for the help i did get my dl as soon as i got here so that way i could go hunting when i became a resident was hoping to hear a little more on the turkey hunting i really got into that when i was going to school in idaho loved it thanks again for the help
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:58 PM
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For turkeys you might have to head east towards big timber. Not sure what the population around whitehall is.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:08 PM
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ok thanks yeah getting excited about this hunting season first time out in four years have been moving around alot for my job finally found a spot where we will be for a while and ready for it thanks for all of the help you guys are helping someone who needs some of it
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:19 PM
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The largest amounts of turkey in Montana are in Eastern Montana over by Billings. They have tons of them. As far as muleys and elk go. If you're able to drive an hour or so, hunting in area 392 is a good area behind townsend for muleys and elk. The wolves haven't hit up there as hard yet. Welcome to Montana and good luck.
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