MT Wardens seeking information on elk poaching at Montana game range

 

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HAMILTON – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are hoping the public will help them track down people who killed two elk on a game range and left one to rot Wednesday.

FWP Warden Capt. Joe Jaquith said someone killed two elk on the Three Mile Game Range northeast of Stevensville either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

The poachers drove behind a closed sign to retrieve one of the elk and left the other cow elk behind.

“We are hoping to talk with anyone coming in or out of the game range (Wednesday) morning who saw a vehicle with an elk in the back,” Jaquith said. “We are interested in getting any information that people might be able to provide about that.”

Jaquith urged anyone with information to call the TIP-MONT hotline at 800-847-6668.

Anyone providing information that leads to an arrest in the case will be eligible for a reward. Those providing information can remain anonymous.

3 thoughts on “MT Wardens seeking information on elk poaching at Montana game range

  1. I hope they find the killer(s). If they do, I would like to know what the punishment will be. Until the authorities get serious, the poaching will continue because the hunters will take their chances. Fines, prison times, and a life-time loss of hunting licenses would be a good start.

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