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Three Elk Poached on BMA North of Whitehall

Enforcement - Region 3

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is investigating the illegal take of three elk on the Split Diamond Ranch north of Whitehall recently.

After receiving reports from a hunter who discovered the dead elk on Monday, game wardens investigated and confirmed two spikes and one cow elk were shot and left to waste within close proximity of each other.

The Split Diamond allows public hunting under FWP’s Block Management Program. Numerous hunters were signed in to hunt the Block Management Area (BMA) over the weekend and wardens hope somebody may have seen something.

Warden Captain Sam Sheppard said, “This type of activity is selfish and resulted in a gross waste of game. It’s not hunting. It’s stealing from the people of Montana.” 

Anyone with information is asked to call (800) TIP-MONT. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.