Montana hunter harvest surveys are underway

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is conducting harvest and sighting surveys by phone. The survey asks randomly selected hunters a series of short questions about their hunting effort, harvest success, and sighting information. Wildlife managers say the research is vital to understanding the results of the 2021 season.

FWP will call a sample of more than 100,000 hunters to gather harvest and sighting information from this past hunting season. The species being surveyed this session will include:


bighorn sheep

mountain goat




upland game birds


Please be aware that while survey callers will ask for details about your hunting effort, harvest success, or contact information, they will never ask for sensitive information like your Social Security Number or request donations or payments.