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Urban archery deer hunt scheduled in Roundup

Tags go on sale on at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1
Posted at 2:05 PM, Sep 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-28 16:05:27-04

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled a special archery-only hunt for property in and around Roundup to reduce the number of mule deer in town.

Special tags for the hunt go on sale on a first-come first-served basis starting at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, online or at any license dealer.

FWP has issued 120 either-sex mule deer hunting licenses specifically for the Roundup management season at $10 each for residents and $75 each for non-residents. The season will run from November 9, 2019, through February 15, 2020. Each hunter is limited to two special Roundup licenses. This year the special Roundup licenses do not count toward a hunter’s limit of seven deer “B” licenses.

The tags are valid only for the special Roundup season and on specific properties in and around Roundup. Hunters must hold a current Montana conservation license, base hunting license and bow-and-arrow license.

In addition, hunters must obtain permission from the Roundup city offices, 34 3rd Avenue West, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The city may assign hunters to appropriate sites.

Because of the proximity to homes and businesses, hunters are restricted to archery equipment.

The hunt will take place on property owned by the City of Roundup, Musselshell County, Irene Snortland, and Green Oil Field Service. Maps detailing the hunt area and rules are available at the Roundup city offices.

Hunters are required to bag and properly dispose of the deer viscera and report their harvest to the Roundup city offices at 406-323-2804.

For the past five years, FWP offered a similar hunt in and around Roundup. Last year the 120 special licenses were sold to 75 individuals who harvested eight does and 10 bucks. In 2017 hunters filled 18 of the available 120 tags.

For more information, call FWP at 406-444-2535