Elk NetworkMontana Seeks Info on Elk, Deer Poachings

General | December 16, 2019

Wardens with Region 3 of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks need your help to solve several big game poaching cases.

On Nov. 23, wardens learned of a spike bull elk that someone shot and abandoned on Montana State University’s Red Bluff Ranch, north of State Highway 84 and east of Norris. That area is within Hunting District 311, where it is illegal to hunt spike elk. The carcass of the young bull turned up near several cow elk carcasses from which hunters did salvage all edible meat.

Wardens are also investigating a whitetail buck shot and abandoned on private property near Three Forks sometime between Nov. 24 and 27. They are also seeking information about a whitetail buck shot and left on private property in the Four Corners area, west of the Gallatin County gravel pit.

If you have any information, call 1-800-TIP-MONT (847-6668).

(Photo source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)