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This Week in Fish and Wildlife: Archery Season Open Saturday morning

Be ready and be safe
Posted at 11:01 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 13:01:11-04

BOZEMAN — Archery season begins Saturday morning in Montana and that means hunters need to be ready.

Morgan Jacobsen from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks tells Montana This Morning’s Chet Layman that a successful archery hunt requires practice. Jacobsen notes that a clean kill with a bow requires skills that should be practiced regularly. He also says knowing your own limitations will go a long way to making sure your hunt is successful.

Because the weather can often be warm both day and night during the early part of archery season, Jacobsen also stresses the importance of taking care of a harvested animal so it is not wasted. Jacobsen also stressed the importance of bear safety. He noted last year several bear conflicts happened during archery season.

He says hunters should always be bear aware and prepared when hunting in bear country. Jacobsen joined Chet Layman for Montana This Morning’s weekly series, This Week in Fish and Wildlife.