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Questions About Black Bear Hound Hunting in Montana

Nameless Range

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This was approved with the exception of the harvest ending date for using hounds, May 25th will end harvest with hounds, training season will end June 15th. You can listen on youtube starting at 2:20 on there. All houndsmens will be required to use the garmin tech on our hounds also. So the hunt could be over as quickly as it started with this garmin tech.


So, in Idaho where there are several methods of harvest. Hunting black Bear with hounds being the lowest harvest rate. here is a scale. Remember using hounds in Montana will only be during the spring hunt.

Harvest- For calendar years 2018- 2020; as you can see below hound hunting makes up around 17% of the total harvest. With equal harvest in the spring and fall season. One question is, can hound hunter which sex the bear is when they pursue or tree it. Can they be selective? The paper attached verifies that question regarding hound hunting. I asked around an dam having trouble finding a similar study with bears.

Method of Take (2018-2020)FallSpringGrand Total
Bait49635524048
Bait and Hounds1985104
Hounds6947221416
Incidental628108736
Other691988
Predator Call6511
Stalking91414822396
(blank)3473107
Grand Total286060468906

Thank you for this update. Do you know which map was approved? I saw a couple iterations leading up to the meeting.
 

Bowhunter65

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Thank you for this update. Do you know which map was approved? I saw a couple iterations leading up to the meeting.
The blue map and just some clarity on that, when we started this there was no blue map, that came in to the picture in December with the Grizzly delisting issues. So then the FWP gave us the 6 BMU on the blue map.

Terry
 

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