archer, I just moved to MT myself last year. I actually hunted out by Butte during rifle elk. It was o.k. for as hard as we wanted to hunt over thanksgiving.I saw alot of elk but I didnt see crap for deer! I saw alot of area this year and have some ideas for next year. I plan on starting in April doing alot of getting to know this state. I've been pointed in some good directions but plan on doing some serious looking around. I have some family in Butte and try to get down there as much as I can. I live about an hour in a half away, just north of Missoula. If you like we could hook up when I get down there in the next couple weeks.
.......Also all those sheep stories that float around here are just stories!