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Roundup archery hunt set to curb mule deer population

Posted at 5:44 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 16:19:39-04

A special archery-only hunt will be held on property in and around Roundup this fall and winter to reduce the mule deer population in town.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has issued 120 either-sex licenses for mule deer for the Roundup management season for $10 each for Montana residents and $75 for non-residents.

The season runs from Nov. 9 through Feb. 15. Licenses go on sale at 5 a.m. Oct. 1 online or at licensed dealers.

Each hunter is limited to two special Roundup licenses. This year the special Roundup licenses do not count toward a hunter’s limit of seven deer “B” licenses.

Hunters must hold a current Montana conservation license, base hunting license and bow-and-arrow license.

The hunt will take place on property owned by the City of Roundup, Musselshell County, Irene Snortland and Green Oil Field Service.

For the past five years, Fish and Wildlife has offered a similar hunt in and around Roundup. Last year, the 120 special licenses were sold to 75 individuals who harvested eight does and 10 bucks. In 2017 hunters filled 18 of the available 120 tags.