Posted: Oct 20, 2012 7:10 PM by Keele Smith - KPAX News
Updated: Oct 21, 2012 10:56 AM
BONNER- The rain and wind didn't stop people from heading out for the opening day of general hunting season in Western Montana.
Hunter checkpoint officials say most people are after deer and elk but animals like moose, wolves and mountain lions are also fair game.
Opening day kicks off a favorite fall tradition in Montana and hunters look forward to it all year long.
FWP wildlife biologist Jay Kolbe said in a typical season, a single checkpoint near Bonner will see close to 10,000 hunters.
"In Montana, we expect to field about 150,000 hunters this season."
General hunting season lasts for five weeks and will wrap up the Sunday after Thanksgiving.