The general hunting season in Montana starts this Saturday. Regional Wildlife Manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Mike Thompson, says the season runs for five weeks through the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
New legislation that allows citizens to harvest road kill went into effect on Tuesday of this week, and according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Regional Supervisor Randy Arnold, one Missoula resident has already taken advantage of the new law.
Early reports of otherwise healthy deer falling over dead in Missoula began pouring in to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials around mid-September. Since then, more than 400 whitetail deer carcasses have been found in Missoula, and now authorities have proof of what likely led to the die-off.
A new study by State Farm Insurance shows that Montana drivers are more likely than nearly all Americans to hit a deer with their vehicle. "Each year we do a study on deer collisions across the country and during the findings this year, Montana ranked number two in the state rankings on states t…