MPG Ranch serves as important year-round range for several species of big game. Winter is a particularly important time in the life cycle of big game. They choose expansive, quiet, low elevation landscapes of open space to spend the winter. As winter places a chokehold on Montana and big game animals seek out their winter range, MPG Ranch biologists take advantage of this behavior to count them. If you want to climb into the helicopter and ride along on the latest big game survey, check out the PDF below.