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Vandals Need To Think Twice
Friday, May 10, 2013
Enforcement
This news release was archived on Sunday, June 9, 2013

Vandals need to think twice before committing a crime on a public site managed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Anyone convicted of vandalism on FWP managed sites, including fishing access sites and wildlife management areas, may lose their hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for two years. The vandalism law also carries a fine of up to $1,000, and six months in jail. FWP officials said that criminal trespass on FWP properties may also result in the loss of hunting, fishing and trapping privileges.

Report crimes in Montana's fishing access sites, WMAs or other FWP sites by calling 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668). TIP-MONT callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 upon conviction of those responsible for the crimes. TIP-MONT also takes calls reporting vandalism on public lands managed by other agencies.