Hunting season will be over in a little less than two weeks. Mid-season figures compiled from 300 west-central Montana hunter check stations show that there are less hunters in the field. In the first 3 weeks of the hunting season there were about 9,800 hunter visits which is down from 11,400 from last year. Information Officer for Montana FWP, Vivica Crowser says this season has been slow and provides harvest total comparisons.

Crowser says hunters must stop at all check stations that they pass on their way to or from hunting, even if they have not harvested any animals. The general rifle season for deer and elk runs through Sunday, November 27th.