Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens affirm that due to good people coming forward with good information, the individual responsible for the two bull elk killed in Blaine Co. last week has been identified and interviewed. Charges are pending in the case.
Region 6 wardens would like to thank the public for their TIP-MONT phone calls, comments, and Facebook shares, and would also like to thank media outlets for helping to spread the word on this crime.
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.
On Feb. 14, 2019, Region 6 Havre wardens had received a TIP-MONT call about a dead bull elk approximately two miles north of Cow Creek Reservoir off Lloyd Road in Blaine Co., about 30 miles south of Chinook. Wardens responded to the area and located a seven-by-seven bull elk. Another dead six-by-six bull elk was then found nearby. Wardens determined both elk were shot and left to waste on the hillside, and continued the investigation while seeking help from the public for information.
R6 Press release by Marc Kloker/MT FWP