Game wardens seek information on deer killed illegally at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: November 17, 2022

CARDWELL – Game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are seeking information on a deer that was killed illegally at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park.  

Sometime between the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, a deer was shot in the eastern half of the park, where hunting is prohibited. The whole animal was removed and was not field dressed at the kill site.   

Anyone with possible information about this case is encouraged to visit myfwp.mt.gov/fwpPub/tipmont to provide details or call the FWP violation reporting hot line at 1-800-TIP-MONT. They may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

Hunting is allowed in the western half of Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park during the general season. The eastern half is closed to all hunting and firearm shooting year-round. Hunting access to open areas and game retrieval is not allowed through the closed eastern half of the park. Hunters must use designated access points along Montana Highway 2. For more information about hunting opportunities and rules at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, call 406-287-3541. 

Some of Montana’s other state parks provide hunting opportunities. However, certain restrictions may apply, such as no-hunting safety zones and restrictions on the type of hunting weapon or firearm that may be used. Contact the specific park and refer to fwp.mt.gov for site-specific information regarding hunting opportunities and restrictions.