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BUTTE – A father and son who were hunting wolves and hadn't been seen since Saturday morning have been found safe, according to the Beaverhead County Sheriff's office.

Scott, 56, and Conrad, 33, McDougal were located in a southwest portion of Beaverhead County, approximately 40 miles from Dell Montana. The father and son got stuck in deep snow and spent two nights with their vehicle. Both are in reasonably good condition.

Early Sunday afternoon, Beaverhead Search and Rescue was called to help find the pair. The hunters did not provide relatives information concerning their hunt. Searchers could only identify a starting point based upon the hunters usual activity.

Search members used four-wheel drive trucks and all-terrain vehicles to comb the area outside of Dell, in the area of Sage Creek, until 10 p.m. Sunday.

A helicopter from Lifeflight in Butte assisted as well. Weather was problematic, sheriff Jay Hansen said.

On Monday, 16 searchers planned to work with fixed-wing aircraft and searchers using trucks and ATV's in the Sage Creek area and additional areas in southwest Beaverhead County.

Montana Standard

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