Elk NetworkElk Poached in Montana

General | December 12, 2017

Federal officers and wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) are seeking information about two elk shot, killed and left to waste around November 23 in north-central Montana. They say the two elk turned up near the Slipper Ann Elk Viewing area about 20 miles south of Zortman.

The two elk were found at the junction of CMR route 854 and 101. A third elk was apparently shot, as there was a pile of entrails left behind. The elk were within 50 yards of each other and visible from the roadway. The two wasted elk were not salvageable due to the amount of time elapsed.

If you have any information, call 406-654-7630, 406-464-5181 ex. 13, or call FWP’s 24-hour wildlife tip line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).

(Photo source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)