Anyone with information about a poaching incident is encouraged to call FWP’s 24-hour crime-reporting line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (800-847-6668). Those who call with information leading to a conviction are eligible for a cash reward.
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.
Charges have been filed against 19-year-old Tanner Maloney of Butte in a case involving the illegal killing of a large mule deer buck known to spend most of its time on the outskirts of the Berkeley Pit.
The biggest buck in the mule deer herd known as the “‘pit herd” because it is often seen around the Berkeley Pit was poached Saturday night. The 5x5 buck was taken near the Granite Mountain Memorial about 10:30 p.m., Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Greg Lemon said.
Hundreds of antlers, horns and hides piled high outside Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Great Falls office drew bids ranging from a few dollars to the thousands on Saturday.
HAMILTON — A Corvallis man who pleaded guilty to poaching a trophy deer and letting a bear he illegally killed rot in an unplugged freezer will not be hunting or fishing for the next decade.
A Seeley Lake father and son will not be able to hunt for years after illegally killing an elk in the Bob Marshall Wilderness in 2015 and then lying to investigators to cover it up.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are seeking information from the public about the poaching of a bull elk along Warrick Road in the Bears Paw Mountains.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering a reward of as much as $1,000 for information about two bull elk that were killed south of Pompeys Pillar over the Nov. 18-19 weekend and illegally left to waste.
Two brothers are charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors related to what investigators describe as years of poaching on a Fergus County ranch.
With help from the public, game wardens have identified and interviewed suspects and are pursuing charges in a mule deer slaughter in McCone County discovered Sunday.
Wildlife officials say one or more poachers illegally shot eight mule deer in eastern Montana with a type of ammunition used for small game that likely caused the animals to suffer considerably.