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BIG TIMBER — Montana Fish,Wildlife and Parks game wardens are looking for information about someone who illegally killed at least seven deer along the Lower Deer Creek Road southeast of Big Timber.
The department’s tip line, 1-800-TIP-MONT, is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible.
Game warden Derek Fagone said someone shot three mule deer bucks and four does the evening of Friday, May 17, and left them to waste. The females were pregnant.
Under Montana law, it is illegal to kill deer out of season or to leave the meat from the poached deer to waste.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Fagone at (406) 860-7809 or 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).
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 by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)