So, Montana hunters, how did you do in 2020? If your success included elk or wolves, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to know.

Montana FWP has begun conducting elk and wolf harvest surveys by phone. Yeah, we all worry about being bothered and phone scams, but they have safety mechanisms in place with regard to their line of questioning. FWP will call a sample of more than 100,000 hunters to gather harvest information on last year's hunts.

The survey asks randomly selected hunters a series of short questions about their hunting effort and harvest success for elk and wolves. This research is vital to wildlife managers looking to understand the results of the 2020 season. The hunter harvest surveys will continue through May.

Please know that while survey callers will ask for details about your hunting effort, harvest success or contact information, they will never ask for sensitive information like your Social Security Number or request donations or payments.

And here's a FWP P.S.: In the ongoing effort to prevent and reduce conflicts between grizzly bears and livestock operations on the Rocky Mountain Front, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are continuing a free carcass collection and removal service again this spring. The livestock carcasses will be removed and buried at the Northern Montana Joint Refuse District Landfill, east of Valier. Producers from participating counties may also drop off carcasses themselves. The program will run until annual funds are depleted or when demand drops off.

For more information or to have carcasses removed, call 406-468-8898.

 

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