With the 2012 general hunting season officially closed, wildlife managers across Montana are crunching the numbers.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks reps say hunters improved their take slightly in northwest Montana, with 6.5% percent bringing in game.
But in southwest and west-central Montana, hunter success dipped from last year, with only about 8% success and just under 6.9%, respectively.
Last year the season total in southwest Montana's Region 3 was 7.7%.
We stopped by Bob Ward's in Bozeman Monday to talk to hunters about this past season.
Hunters across the state faced everything from a dry, mild start to the season to tougher regulations in some hunting districts.
But in southwest Montana, the snow moved in, giving hunters a boost the second half of the season.
One hunter from Miles City, Kyle Weyerbacher, told us he had a good season overall.
He didn't fill his elk tag, but did get a mule deer. Weyerbacher spent the first part of the season archery hunting, and finished with rifle hunting. He said he spent an equivalent of two full weeks hunting in the Gallatin Valley and eastern Montana areas.
But because of late-hitting winter weather, he had to do a bit of trekking to get his game.
"Everything was up really high in the mountains" he said. "Nothing was really pushed down low to the valleys."
Other hunters we talked to said they didn't fill all their tags this year, and were disappointed -- making for some mixed reviews.
Click here to see the final breakdown of general hunting season numbers in Region 3.