Reward Offered for Poaching Bull Elk on Private Land
By angelamontana

Posted: November 22, 2017

BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering a reward of as much as $1,000 for information about two bull elk that were killed south of Pompeys Pillar over the Nov. 18-19 weekend and illegally left to waste.

FWP game warden Courtney Tyree said someone killed the two elk on private land south of I-94 and removed the heads, but left most of the rest of the animals to waste.

Anyone with information about the poaching is encouraged to call FWP’s 24-hour crime-reporting line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (800-847-6668). Those who call with information leading to a conviction of the persons responsible for the illegal waste qualify for a cash reward of as much as $1,000.

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.

(Report via MT FWP; Feature photo via Jim Coda Nature Photography)