FWP searching for info in poaching of bull elk
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: May 23, 2020

"Bull elk found shot, left to waste in southern Blaine Co."***Note: We appreciate folks reacting to/sharing this post…

Posted by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks-Region 6 on Saturday, May 23, 2020

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens are seeking any information regarding a bull elk that was found shot and left to waste approximately two and a half miles southwest of Cleveland in Blaine Co., just off Peoples Creek Rd.

Warden Haden Hussey received a call on May 22 about an elk laying on a hillside near Peoples Creek road. Upon investigation, warden Hussey determined that the elk was shot, likely from the road, with a high-powered rifle sometime between Tues. night, May 19 and Thurs. night, May 21. Hussey visited with surrounding neighbors, who noted that there has been a lot of traffic in the area lately. Warden Hussey is reaching out to the public for any information about the person or persons responsible for this crime.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call warden Hussey directly at 406-942-2191 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.