Posted: May 16, 2013 10:12 PM by MTN News
BILLINGS - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials are asking for help from the public for any information about an incident when as many as 30 antelope were killed illegally southeast of Billings.
Game warden Nick Taylor said FWP received information that two men trespassed on private land west of Montana Highway 418 and south of Blue Creek about a month ago.
The two killed as many as 30 antelope in one field, then left them to waste.
At least one of the suspects later drove into the field and removed some of the carcasses.
Game wardens have retrieved several of the antelope carcasses.
Montana law says it is illegal to kill antelope without a license or out of season, and it also is illegal to leave game animals to waste.
Taylor asked that anyone with information about the incident call him at 406-247-2976 or 406-697-3443.
People also may call 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.