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Old 08-21-2011, 03:35 PM
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Default NE Montana

Me and my dad are planning a Montana whitetail deer/Bird hunt in North eastern Montana. I am curious to know how the deer and upland birds faired with this last winter. I heard that it was a rough winter for Montana all around but I am curious about numbers and what to expect. This is our first trip to this part of Montana and we were thinking of trying around the Culbertson area. Is access on private ground fairly reasonable and how are lodging accomidations for that area. Any information on hunting in this area would greatly be appreciated.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:07 PM
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I have been wondering that myself Curt. I'm going out this fall to the NE area of Montana near Fort Peck. In the past 20 yrs I have hunted the area it been good for both deer and birds. If you got a buck tag and you want a real thropy. Try and hit the peak rut. (Nov.15th- Nov. 24th) Might even call the wildlife divison and see what they say. Good luck.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:17 PM
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Same reply I have given you before

In Glasgow we had 108 inches of recorded snow, which blew away the previous record of 72 inches.

On top of that there is on ongoing EHD out break:

The mule deer and antelope took the brunt of winter and EHD is killing off alot of Whitetails all over Eastern Montana. The upland bird population, especially pheasants are down way below normal.


We are setting up to have another tough winter according to all projections coming from the Weather Service. So it could be cold and snowy by Nov. and there will not be much game available to hunt. The upside is that there won't be much competition either as the word gets out that our deer and antelope herds are in tough share and the upland bird population is way below average.

I wish the news was better but it is not. I hunt upland birds all over Eastern Montana and It is going to be one of those times when there is alot of waling in between shots and those days of hunting a half our and limiting on pheasants are over for awhile. Thank god for duck and goose hunting and walleye fishing.

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