montana elk poaching

Tips Sought in Elk Poaching Case
By Hookemharry

Posted: November 18, 2011

This 7×7 bull elk was shot and killed by poachers last week off Clear Creek Road south of Chinook. (Photo courtesy Montana FWP).

Region 6 – State wildlife investigators are seeking help from the public regarding the illegal shooting of a large bull elk south of Chinook in Blaine County.

Havre-area Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Warden Ron Howell said the 7×7 bull was shot sometime between 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 and 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 off the Clear Creek Road. The elk’s head and antlers were left intact, and all of the meat was left to rot.

Anyone with information about the poaching case is asked to call Howell directly at 406-262-2407, FWP Region 6 Warden Sgt. Shane Reno at 406-262-3133, or FWP’s 24-hour TIP-MONT hotline at 1-800-847-6668. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


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