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Purple Heart Deer Hunt program available at Fort Harrison

Posted at 5:00 AM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 19:37:41-04

The Purple Heart Deer Hunt program will again this year allow up to five Purple Heart recipients the opportunity to hunt mule deer on the training area of Fort William Henry Harrison.

The available dates for the 2018 hunt are November 13-16.

According to a press release from Fort Harrison, this year hunters are not required possess a permit to hunt from a vehicle. Being a Purple Heart recipient is the only requirement to be eligible for this program.

Only one hunter will be allowed each day, with no party hunting permitted. Hunters must follow all FWP deer hunting regulations for Hunting District 388, a weapon restricted area.

“The Montana Purple Heart Deer Hunt is a way for us to thank those veterans who have given so much to our nation,” said Maj. Gen. Matthew Quinn, the Adjutant General for Montana. “I encourage everyone who is eligible to make a reservation to participate.”

Reservations are on a first come basis and opened on October 1. Reservations can be made by phone to Fort Harrison Range Control at 406-324-3694.

Story by David Sherman, MTN News