Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens are seeking any information regarding a mule deer buck that was shot and left about sixteen miles south of Chinook, sometime on or around Nov. 14.
The head was removed from the deer, and all the meat was left to waste. The incident occurred on private property about 1.5 miles east of the Chinook Clear Creek Rd., near the junction with the Havre Clear Creek Road. The deer was found along what is locally referred to as the “gas well road,” which connects Clear Creek Rd. and Lloyd Rd. to the east. Only those with explicit private landowner permission can travel this trail.
Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call Warden Investigator Dirk Paulsen directly at 406-230-2277, or call FWP’s 24-hour wildlife tip line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).
The 1-800-TIP-MONT program is a toll-free number where one can report violations of fish, wildlife or park regulations. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for providing information that leads to a conviction.
(Report via MT FWP; Photo via OutdoorLife)