Six cited after hunters fire into elk herd in Meagher County
By angelamontana

Posted: October 28, 2020

Some disturbing news from Meagher County via the Helena Independent Record website:

Six people were cited after a group of roughly 100 hunters fired into a herd of elk Sunday in Meagher County, Montana wildlife officials said.

Four of the hunters were cited for shooting from the road, one was cited for failure to validate a license and one was cited for using a license from another district, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Greg Lemon said. FWP was not able to immediately provide the names of those who were cited, and a call to the Meagher County Courthouse went to voicemail Wednesday afternoon.

About 50 of the elk in the herd were killed, FWP reported.

One elk remained unclaimed and two were confiscated from hunters who were cited. Those three elk were donated to a local food bank.

Read the full article by Tyler Manning with the Helena Independent Record here.

Photo of a Montana elk herd not related to article by Trapline Design and Photography