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The hunt is on, game season starts

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The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and the hunt is on. Today is the start of one of Montanan's favorite outdoor recreations.

Oh deer, is it that time again? gather up your guns, sport your camouflage attire, or elk.

Saturday was surely a beautiful fall day -- also a good day for hunters to finally get out and take shots at animals. This weekend is the start of the 2016 hunting season. 

Didn't get out this weekend? No worries, you've got until the weekend after thanksgiving to get out and get you some big game.

"Our deer and elk numbers are both strong and increasing. The districts near here are still on a more restrictive season package, so we don't expect really high numbers of deer coming thru yet, but if the trend continues, we expect to see that improve within the next couple of years," Jay Watson, Wildlife Research Specialist said.

Watson says it's been slow today but of course as the hunting season continues it will pick up.

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