CASPER, Wyo. — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks‘ wardens are investigating a criminal trespass and shooting case in which “a red angus cow-calf pair… were shot with multiple arrows” on a cattle ranch near Lennep, Montana.
The trespass and illegal shooting occurred approximately between Sept. 20-23, according to Montana FWP. The cattle ranch is in the Whetstone Ridge area of the Castle Mountains and is near United States Forest Service land.
“My hope is that someone will come forward with information, so we can make sure this doesn’t happen again,” said FWP Game Warden Sergeant Kyle Andersen. “These ranchers are hard-working folks who allow free public hunting, and it’s a shame that the actions of the criminals who did this unfairly misrepresent hunters as a whole.”
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The investigation into the case is being led by the Montana Department of Livestock with assistance from Montana FWP and Meagher County Sheriff’s Office.
“Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 1-800-TIPMONT or contact Sgt. Andersen at 406-366-2447,” Montaina FWP said. “Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for rewards of up to $1,000. Additional reward money may also be available from private groups and Crime Stoppers.”