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TIP-MONT Works For Montana By Reducing Outdoor Crimes

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Friday, October 30, 2009

When you hunt Montana you have the opportunity to take part in some of the finest hunting found anywhere. But each autumn, some individuals unwittingly or knowingly violate the state’s game laws.  

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials ask that hunters take the time to review Montana’s hunting rules and regulations to ensure they act within the law and are prepared to recognize when others violate the law.  Any violation afield can be reported to TIP-MONT by calling 1-800-TIP-MONT, that is 1-800-847-6668. Here are some of the most common game violations:

  • failure to obtain permission from landowners before hunting on private property,
  • wasting any part of a game animal suitable for food,
  • failure to properly validate a license/tag, or to securely fasten the tag to the carcass immediately,
  • taking game from the wrong hunting district,
  • using someone else’s tag on a game animal you killed, or tagging a game animal that someone else killed,
  • shooting game animals on or from any public highway or public right-of-way,
  • destroying evidence of the sex or species of the game animal.
To report violations, or suspected violations, call: 1-800-TIP-MONT.  Callers may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest.  For more information on TIP-MONT, visit FWP’s web site at fwp.mt.gov and select the Enforcement tab.