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HD 211 - Upper Rock Creek

HD 211 - Upper Rock Creek

Numbers of elk observed during post-season aerial trend surveys in the Sapphire EMU remained stable from 1983 to 1990 at an average of 1,669 (Figure 1). After 1990, number of elk observed increased by 82% to an average of 3,037 during 1999-2002. The lo...

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HD 311 - Lower Gallatin

HD 311 - Lower Gallatin

Numbers of elk counted during post-season aerial surveys in the Yellowstone (HD 314) and Madison portion (HD 360 and 362) of the EMU have reached record high numbers (Figures 1 and 2).

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HD 212 - North Flint Range

HD 212 - North Flint Range

We believe that about 300 elk were missed during trend flight surveys in HD 213 during 2004. FWP has provided assistance to landowners (that allow public hunting access) with chronic elk damage problems in the form of temporary and permanent haye stack...

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HD 270 - East Fork Bitterroot

HD 270 - East Fork Bitterroot

Numbers of elk observed during post-season aerial trend surveys in the Sapphire EMU remained stable from 1983 to 1990 at an average of 1,669 (Figure 1). After 1990, number of elk observed increased by 82% to an average of 3,037 during 1999-2002. The lo...

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HD 216 - West Rock Creek-Quigg Peak

HD 216 - West Rock Creek-Quigg Peak

Elk observed during post-season aerial trend surveys have increased since 1983 (Figure 1), with the greatest percent increase occurring in HD 204. Numbers of elk observed during post-season aerial trend surveys have ranged from 2,149 to 3,165 in the EM...

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HD 422 - North Dearborn

HD 422 - North Dearborn

More than 80% of the elk observed in this EMU use Wilderness habitats during at least a portion of the year. Elk populations wintering in HDs 140, 141, 150, and 151 are currently lower in number than in past decades. Only portions of the winter ranges ...

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HD 540 - South Little Belt Mountains

HD 540 - South Little Belt Mountains

Numbers of elk observed during post-season aerial surveys in this EMU have increased since the 1992 Elk Management Plan (Figure 1). The average number of elk observed in the EMU during post-season (late winter-early spring) aerial surveys in 2001-2003 ...

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HD 455 - Beartooth Wildlife Management Area

HD 455 - Beartooth Wildlife Management Area

There are five distinct wintering areas in HD 445: Numbers of elk observed during post-seasonaerial surveys have declined since the mid-1990s by prescription (Figure 1). The Block Management program has also helped landowners manage elk herds within to...

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HD 333 - North Tobacco Root Mountains

HD 333 - North Tobacco Root Mountains

Timber cover and rugged terrain provide good elk security. FWP has also worked with land management agencies and private landowners to review and evaluate potential impacts of new and existing livestock Allotment Management Plans on elk, elk habitat, a...

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HD 290 - Helmville-Ovando Archery District

HD 290 - Helmville-Ovando Archery District

Elk populations are at or near modern day highs. Elk numbers have steadily increased on private lands since 1990 in two portions of this EMU: Late-winter and early spring calf:100 cow ratios in HD 292 ranged from a high of 47 calves:100 cows in 1990 to...

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HD 215 - East Deer Lodge

HD 215 - East Deer Lodge

Typically, about 2,000 elk, representing 8 reasonably distinct elk herd units were counted in this EMU. Also enrolled in the Program are 3 ranches in HD 318 (9,000 acres) and 2 ranches in HD 335 (5,200 acres), for a total of approximately 39,700 acres ...

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HD 213 - South Flint Range

HD 213 - South Flint Range

We believe that about 300 elk were missed during trend flight surveys in HD 213 during 2004. FWP has provided assistance to landowners (that allow public hunting access) with chronic elk damage problems in the form of temporary and permanent haye stack...

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HD 391 - Dry Creek-Duck Creek

HD 391 - Dry Creek-Duck Creek

Approximately 5,000 elk were observed in this EMU during aerial surveys in 2003. The estimate of 5,000 elk in the EMU was made by compiling 2003 survey information from all districts (Figure 1) and adding elk counted while conducting mule deer surveys ...

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HD 560 - Boulder River-Deer Creeks

HD 560 - Boulder River-Deer Creeks

Over 1,200,000 acres of elk habitat currently support approximately 2,900 elk, representing 12 reasonably distinct elk populations. In 1977, only 35 elk were counted on the Morris Creek winter range. There are 3 fairly distinct herd units in HD 560 bas...

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HD 317 - Upper Yellowstone East

HD 317 - Upper Yellowstone East

Over 1,200,000 acres of elk habitat currently support approximately 2,900 elk, representing 12 reasonably distinct elk populations. In 1977, only 35 elk were counted on the Morris Creek winter range. There are 3 fairly distinct herd units in HD 560 bas...

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HD 442 - Sun River

HD 442 - Sun River

More than 80% of the elk observed in this EMU use Wilderness habitats during at least a portion of the year. Elk populations wintering in HDs 140, 141, 150, and 151 are currently lower in number than in past decades. Only portions of the winter ranges ...

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HD 622 - Middle Missouri Breaks

HD 622 - Middle Missouri Breaks

The number of elk observed during post-season aerial surveys currently numbers approximately 7,500 elk (Figures 1, 2, and 3). In 1990 the Department purchased a conservation easement in HD 631 on 19,189 acres belonging to the Page-Whitham Ranch. This e...

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HD 329 - Horse Prairie-Bannack

HD 329 - Horse Prairie-Bannack

Numbers of elk observed on aerial trend flights have decreased substantially since 1992 (Figure 1). Liberalized hunting seasons, combined with low calf recruitment and some overwinter mortality during the winter of 1996-1997 resulted in a decrease in n...

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HD 334 - Mussigbrod

HD 334 - Mussigbrod

That portion of Beaverhead County lying within the following described boundary: Beginning at Wisdom and Route 43, then westerly along Route 43 to the Continental Divide, then northerly and northeasterly along said divide to the Beaverhead-Deer Lo...

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HD 630 - South Valley

HD 630 - South Valley

The number of elk observed during post-season aerial surveys currently numbers approximately 7,500 elk (Figures 1, 2, and 3). In 1990 the Department purchased a conservation easement in HD 631 on 19,189 acres belonging to the Page-Whitham Ranch. This e...

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