Windy weather has slowed down the start to big game season.

While conditions have been less than ideal so far, Fish Wildlife and Parks officials tell us that incoming snow and colder temperatures will ultimately help hunters.

Ray Washtak is the check station technician for FWP in Kalispell.

He tells us that hunters should be able to more easily track game and may even see more of them out wandering the wilderness.

"With the front that we're expecting with the snow, we expect the animals to be moving around a little bit better now,” said Washtak.  “Their energy needs are going to be up, so there's a good chance they're gonna be out feeding just a little bit longer to keep those energy needs up."

Hunters we spoke with tell us that their luck hasn't been there thus far, but they’re hoping that the snow will help increase their chances within the next few days.