Originally Posted by eyeballjr
Must have been bad all over, i haven't heard one good word about the deer population anywhere i have been.
In east central Montana last fall (October 2,010) I was talking with a game warden about Antelope populations and he confirmed my observations - the Antelope population WENT DOWN by 50% in 1 1/2 years!
They had a killing spring storm which killed many Antelope mostly fawns and then they had a bad (crusted snow) winter and then the next year the season of 2,010 came along and VERY low/poor Antelope numbers.
I have Hunted the area for ever and I was amazed at how few Antelope there were in the fall of 2,010.
He further commented that the aerial census was so low that they flew several areas again to verify the poor numbers!
I would urge CAUTION for anyone contemplating an Antelope Hunt in east central Montana for 2,011!
This winter so far in SW Montana has been harsh so far but not killing - we have 117% of yearly average snowfall in our mountains already and its only January 18th.
Maybe this would be a good year to head north and Hunt Caribou?
Hold into the wind