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FWP looking for information in deer-poaching case

Enforcement - Region 5

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are looking for information about a white-tailed deer buck that was killed near Bridger on March 26.

Warden Courtney Tyree said someone shot the deer on South Dry Creek near Bridger, then left it to waste in a field.

Montana’s deer hunting season was closed at the time. In addition, Montana law makes wanton waste of game meat a crime. Anyone with information about the crimes is encouraged to call Tyree at (406) 247-2940 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. It is similar to the well-known Crimestoppers program and offers rewards for information resulting in conviction of persons who abuse Montana's natural, historic or cultural resources.