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Best Trophy Deer Hunting States in the Northwest

Montana's early archery season offers the bowhunter a chance to start the season early while the deer are in predictable daily feeding patterns. (Photo courtesy of gameandfishmag.com)
Montana's early archery season offers the bowhunter a chance to start the season early while the deer are in predictable daily feeding patterns. (Photo courtesy of gameandfishmag.com)

Find the best deer hunting in the Northwest in these key states

Deer need water so that’s where the whitetails are found in Big Sky Country. The Milk River region of Northwest Montana is famous for its huge herds of whitetails and P&Y buck potential.

The irrigated alfalfa fields fill up with deer, making bucks easy to pattern. But this particular area has been hit hard by diseases in recent times and falls way down on the list of top places to pursue whitetails in Montana.

While the Milk River region recovers, consider the Powder River or the Tongue River in Southeast Montana, and the three forks of the Missouri areas in the South-central part of the state.

These regions have mostly escaped significant disease outbreaks and whitetail populations are still high.

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