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Compared to last year’s record harvest, hunter success rate low

“At the end of last (hunting) season we had 8,700 elk in that country,” Waltee said. “Coming out of winter, we had about 2,400 calves on the ground, so we probably started this season with 11,100 elk, or somewhere around there.”

Candidates Dan Allhands, Dave Schulz participate in forum before election

More than 70 people gathered at the Alder Fire Hall on Oct. 20 for a final candidate forum before residents head to the polls on Nov. 8. The forum, which was hosted by The Madisonian, provided an opportunity for community members to have their voices heard by asking questions directly to the candidates running for commission district one. Those candidates are incumbent commissioner of 15 years, Dave Schulz, and his opponent, Dan Allhands.

Trails, area surrounding Bear Creek closed pending human-grizzly investigation

Following the human-grizzly bear encounter 3 miles up North Fork Bear Creek on Oct. 1, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest temporarily closed trails and the area surrounding Bear Creek leading into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness.