Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:09 AM by MTN News
BILLINGS - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking for the public's help in identifying the person responsible for poaching a bull elk.
Someone shot the bull elk on Christmas night near Highway 47 about 14 miles north of Hardin, Warden Sergeant Chris Anderson said. Only the head and antlers were removed and the rest was left to rot.
Montana's elk hunting season was closed at this time.
Montana law makes wanton waste of game meat a crime. FWP is offering a reward of as much as $1,000 for information about the crime. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Sergeant Anderson at (406)860-7804, or FWP's 24-hour wildlife tip line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (800-847-6668). The TIP-MONT program is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a conviction in the case.
The 1-800-TIP-MONT program is a toll-free number where people can report violations of fish, wildlife or park regulations. Callers may remain anonymous.