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Waste of Big Game Animals Problem in Montana

Enforcement - Region 7

Fri Sep 28 00:00:00 MDT 2007

Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks warden Steve Marx responded to the call of an antelope buck being shot and left to rot on September 25, 2007.  Upon investigation, warden Marx discovered that the buck had been shot in the hip with a large caliber rifle.  The wound was not immediately fatal and the animal slowly bled to death.  The antelope was shot and abandoned south of Glendive on public land adjacent to what is locally called the “Marsh Road”. 


Scenes like this one are becoming more frequent in Montana.  Investigating “thrill shooting” and headless animals left by poachers is an all too common duty for Montana game wardens.


If you have information on this crime or on any fish or wildlife violation please call your local game warden or 1-800 TIP-MONT.  By contacting the TIP-MONT program the caller can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.