Five Region 4 Districts With Deer Hunting Changes in November


Deer hunters need to be aware of changes taking place this month in five hunting districts in Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4, north central Montana.

Starting Nov. 9 in HD 441 on the Rocky Mountain Front, mule deer hunters may only take a buck if they are on the Lewis and Clark National Forest or have a permit good for the entire district.

On a general license hunters during the first two weeks of the season, which started Oct. 24, may take an either sex white-tailed deer or antlered mule deer throughout the hunting district.

However, for the final three weeks of the season, which ends Nov. 29, a general license is valid in HD 441 for an either sex whitetail or antlered mule deer only on the national forest. Off the national forest requires a permit for antlered mule deer

There is no antlerless mule deer hunting this year in HD 441.

Also, deer hunting ends Nov. 15 in four hunting districts around Shelby: HDs 400, 401, 403 and 406.

The early end to the deer season in those four districts is a long-standing tradition, and it’s listed in the hunting regulations each year.

For complete information, hunters should always check the hunting regulations.