Game Wardens Catch Fishing Access Site Vandal
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: April 27, 2021

Kalispell — A Flathead County woman was charged with vandalizing several public sites across the state after an investigation by Montana Game Wardens.

Sierra Kay Fischer was charged with felony criminal mischief in Flathead County District Court in March for multiple offenses that caused several thousand dollars in damages.

This winter, Game Warden Chris Neu began investigating vandalism that involved restrooms, trees, and rocks that were heavily spray painted with similar markings. The vandalism was identified at the following Fishing Access Sites: Pressentine, Old Steel Bridge, Woods Bay, Kokanee Bend, and McWenneger Slough in the Flathead Valley, and Widow Coulee north of Great Falls.

The investigation led game wardens to identify Fischer as a possible suspect. Wardens obtained a search warrant for Fischer’s residence and upon arrival Fischer fled out a back window before being apprehended.

“The wardens did a great job investigating this case. It really shows how their dedication to protecting the resources of Montana goes beyond just fish and wildlife,” said Lee Anderson, warden captain in northwest Montana.

Anyone with possible information about crimes involving fish and wildlife resources and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks sites is encouraged to call FWP’s 24-hour hotline 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for providing information that leads to a conviction.