CASPER, Wyo. — A whitetail buck deer has been found poached in Montana.
“The whitetail buck was likely shot sometime early on Tuesday, Dec. 17,” Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says. “Only the antlers were taken and the rest left to waste. FWP game wardens say that wildlife crimes like this one are often solved because of leads provided by the public.”
The deer was poached in an area east of Missoula between Rock Creek Road and US Forest Service Grizzly Campground in the Ranch Creek area.
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“Anyone with information regarding the poaching is encouraged to contact FWP at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668),” Montana FWP adds. “Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a conviction.”