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Montana game takes hit; economy will feel pain of bad winter

Pronghorns herd up on an eastern Montana highway for relief from the snow and cold they've suffered since November. (Great Falls Tribune)
Pronghorns herd up on an eastern Montana highway for relief from the snow and cold they've suffered since November. (Great Falls Tribune)

HUNTING — Last winter took a serious toll on deer and pronghorns in parts of Eastern Montana. 

The ripple effect has translated into a sharp decline in sales of big-game tags in some areas.   The next hit will be to local economies that rely on the traditional spike in business hunters normally bring to small Montana towns.

Read the story from the Billings Gazette.




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