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Schuyler was born and raised in Montana. He writes the ID and MT Member's Research Articles. He is currently a law student, but gets out with his bow as much as he can.

OTC Elk Tag Success!

It is the time of year when special draw elk permit results are coming out, and applicants have low chances at a tag. Nevertheless, every year I find myself thinking that I will defy the odds. However, with most of the draws now behind us, if you’ve come up empty, …

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CWD In Montana

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (MTFWP) advised hunters a deer killed in southeastern Montana is suspected to be positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). According to the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance, CWD is “a contagious neurological disease affecting deer, elk and moose” that causes “degeneration of the brains of infected …

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Double Down: Bear Attacks!

Two people are lucky to be alive after being mauled by grizzly bears. The separate instances occurred less than a week apart in south central Montana. Both had a similar set of circumstances, where the victims startled bears who were feeding on carcasses. Montana FWP reported the first incident on …

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Sell Your Soul For A Buck???

A new bill proposed may make it illegal to sell the coordinates of an animal that you locate during the hunting season. A bill recently passed out of the Wyoming House Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee would ban just that. Jim Allen, State Representative for District #33, chairs …

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Idaho Mule Deer: Winter Survival Rates

The past winter was hard on the deer herds. Snowfall in most areas was well above the average, and the storms made more difficult browsing for the deer. In response, each spring, Idaho Fish and Game captures and collars does and fawns across the state. This monitoring provides vital, real-time …

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Idaho’s Top Antelope Units!

Want in depth analysis of every antelope hunt in Idaho? SUBSCRIBE HERE for the MRS! Idaho pronghorn populations have held steady in recent years. This past winter resulted in a few localized die-offs, but most of the herd remained healthy. Idaho does not have many antelope tags. Rifle draw odds …

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Idaho’s Top Elk Units!

Want more MRS content? SUBSCRIBE HERE! The Idaho elk population is in a good position entering the 2017 season. The winter was a hard one, but elk are hardy. The elk winter kill was not substantial. None of the limited entry hunts saw notable tag allocation declines, and some were …

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Idaho’s Top Deer Units!

The Idaho Deer application deadline is June 5th. If you have put off your research, I’ve put together a little last minute cheat sheet to get you up to speed. The past winter was hard on the deer herds. Snowfall in most areas was well above average. Fawn mortality has …

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