How Many Hunters Are Registered In Montana?

I came across an article talking about deer hunting in America, and it shocked me to find that Montana didn't find itself on the list of the states where hunters get the most deer.

I was surprised considering just how big hunting is in Montana, and it got me thinking just how many hunters were actually in Montana, and how we compared to the other forty-nine states.

I still can't get over how Montana didn't show up on the list from 24/7 Tempo.

As any resident will tell you, the one thing you need to look out for while driving in Montana is deer, so you'd think we'd have plenty of opportunity for hunting deer.

In fact ReelTree gives the state a rating of "B" when it comes to deer hunting saying,

Although great public-ground deer hunting abounds throughout the state, southeastern Montana is a prime destination for pure opportunity. This area is flush with deer and public land. Western counties produce most of the top-end bucks.

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Perhaps the reason why Montana didn't fall into the top ranks of deer hunting is because we have so much to hunt here.

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Hunting Seasons In Montana

Take a look at the list of the hunting seasons on the Montana FWP website

  • Antelope
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Bison
  • Black Bear
  • Deer & Elk
  • Elk Shoulder
  • Furbearer (Trapping)
  • Migratory Birds
  • Moose
  • Mountain Goat
  • Mountain Lion
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Swan
  • Turkey
  • Upland Game Bird
  • Wolf

That's a lot to choose from and with some overlapping season, hunters can be a bit choosy in what they hunt.

With so much to hunt, and Montana being an outdoor-centric state, see where we rank for registered hunters for America in the gallery below. 👇

States with the most registered hunters

Stacker analyzed data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine which states have the most registered hunters. Read on to see how your state ranks on Stacker’s list.

LOOK: 9 Ways To Avoid Hitting A Deer In Montana

State Farm Insurance came out with a list of states with the worst odds of hitting an animal, and Montana came in 2nd. There is a 1 in 44 chance, you will hit an animal while living and driving in Montana. The most common months for this to happen are October, November, and December. If you are traveling through the surrounding states, your odds of hitting a deer don't really get any better. North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Idaho are all considered "high risk" or "medium risk" for the odds of hitting an animal.

Here are State Farm Insurance's 9 ways to help avoid hitting a deer.

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