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FWP Seeking Information on Bull Elk Shot & Left to Waste

Enforcement - Region 7

Mon Nov 04 16:23:00 MST 2013

picture for news release of an illegally shot and wasted bull elk

Sonnette Elk Shot & Wasted

BROADUS, Mont.—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are looking for information about a bull elk that was shot and left to waste near Sonnette, on a private hayfield located within Custer National Forest.

Game warden Troy Hinck said someone killed the elk opening week of hunting season and interviews have led to a report of two vehicles spotlighting in the same area on Monday, October 28.

Anyone with information on either case is encouraged to call Hinck at (406) 436-2617 or 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668). FWP is offering a reward of as much as $1,000 to anyone with information that leads 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.