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Buck, doe look for safe place to hang out in Montana

Mule deer pose in a shooting range on private property in Western Montana. (Andrew Olcott)
Mule deer pose in a shooting range on private property in Western Montana. (Andrew Olcott)

HUNTING -- I have a good friend and big-game hunter who has a nice little spread in Montana with enough room for a rifle shooting range where he spends considerable time testing the products from his reloading bench.

I queried him regarding the photo above, taken July 18, wondering if having mule deer hanging out comfortably in the target range is a comment on his marksmanship.

"Well, I guess it is safer if you stand BEHIND the shooting bench," he said.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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