CASPER, Wyo. — Four “trophy mule deer bucks” have been found poached in Montana.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said on Wednesday, Nov. 6 they are offering a reward for information about the deer that were “left to waste north of Hardin on Oct. 24.”
“The four dead deer were found on private property near the Sarpy Creek Mine in Big Horn County,” Montana FWP says. “FWP game wardens believe two perpetrators drove a silver or gray Ford Excursion SUV from the early to mid 2000s.”
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“The poachers remove the head from one deer and left all four to waste. The crimes happened two days before the general rifle season opened.”
Information that leads to a conviction could lead to a reward of up to $1,000.
“Anyone with information may call FWP game warden Jake Barzen at 406-860-7796 or anonymously report to FWP’s 24-hour crime-reporting line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (800-847-6668),” Montana FWP says.
“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. It is similar to the well-known Crimestoppers program and offers rewards for information resulting in conviction of persons who abuse Montana’s natural, historic or cultural resources.”