MT BHA offers $1K reward for info on moose poaching
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: November 12, 2020

The Montana chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in a recent moose poaching incident south of Lewistown.

MT FWP released a press release with the basics. A cow moose was shot and left to waste near Sure Enough Road in the Little Snowy Mountains in Central Montana. This is a popular road for hunters accessing BLM and DNRC lands in the area. FWP offers only four moose tags per year in Unit 496, where the incident took place. The 10-year average is 2.9 moose harvests per year, so this illegal poaching represents a third of the average legal harvests in the unit.

More than 600 hunters applied to pursue moose in this district in 2019. Only 0.64% were successful. These moose tags take years to draw and cost $125 for residents or $1,250 for non-residents. But the value these moose add – both economically to state fish and game and intrinsically – is much greater.

Anyone with information, whether they’re seeking the reward or not, should call 1-800-TIPMONT. Tipsters will remain anonymous and kept confidential if they collect the reward.

Here’s a link to info on BHA’s website. Any questions or to interview MT chapter leadership, let me know!