FWP Seeks Information on Antelope & Deer Shot and Wasted
The following incidents are described in some detail in an effort to gain cooperation from the public toward the apprehension of those responsible for the unethical and illegal activity.
Sometime on Sunday, October 9 th , a mule deer buck was shot and left to waste beside Highway 212, southeast of Broadus and about eleven miles northwest of Alzada, MT. The abandoned mule deer buck had been shot in the neck and the head and antlers had been removed.
On October 10 th , two mule deer bucks were shot from and left to waste along the Box Elder Creek road, approximately twelve and sixteen miles northeast of Hammond, MT. The abandoned mule deer bucks had both been shot in the neck and one of the bucks was later shot in the lungs in order to finish killing it. The head and antlers were removed in the same manner as the October 9 th incident. The back straps were removed from one of the bucks. A silver GMC ½ ton extended cab pickup with Wyoming plates was seen in the area at the time of the incidents.
On October 15 th , a mule deer buck was shot and left to waste along the county road approximately four miles south of Boyes, MT. Again, the abandoned mule deer buck’s head and antlers were removed in the same manner as the October 9 th and 10 th incidents.
On the morning of October 22 nd , two mule deer bucks were shot from and left to waste along Highway 212, southeast of Broadus and northwest of Alzada, MT. The 4x4 mule deer buck was found three miles southeast of Hammond, MT, and the antlers were still attached. The wide 2x2 mule deer buck was found eight miles northwest of Alzada, MT, and the antlers were removed during the afternoon of the 22 nd . In addition, a small 2x2 mule deer buck was found a couple miles northwest of the bigger 2x2 and had been dead for quite some time. It also had been shot.
Sometime on the morning of Sunday, October 9 th , seven antelope were shot along the Powderville West county road, approximately six miles north of Broadus, MT. All seven antelope, including one buck were abandoned and left to waste in the field.
That same day, two antelope bucks were shot on a state section thirteen miles west of Alzada, MT, and south of the Ridge county road. The individual(s) used an OHV to recover part of the antelope bucks but they abandoned some of the meat to waste in the field. The conditions were very wet at the time and much of the ground was torn up by the OHV.
Sometime prior to Thursday, October 13 th , someone shot and killed an antelope buck on the Gilger Block Management Area (BMA) and left it to waste in the field. This happened approximately nine miles north of Boyes, MT, on Pilgrim Creek.
One to two days prior to Wednesday, October 26 th , someone shot and killed an antelope fawn on the Morella Block Management Area (BMA) and left it to waste in the field. This happened approximately nine miles southeast of Broadus, MT, and just north of Highway 212. Sometime during the afternoon or evening of November 1 st , someone abandoned a mule deer buck on the East Fork of Butte Creek, southwest of Broadus, MT. The deer had been shot somewhere else and transported to the location where it was abandoned.
Sometime during the afternoon or evening of November 22 nd or the morning of the 23 rd , someone shot and abandoned a mule deer fawn on Indian Creek, south of Sayle, MT, just off the Sayle county road.
If you have information about any of these violations please call Lennie Buhmann, Game Warden @ 406-436-2172 or 406-436-2617, or you can also call 1-800-TIP-MONT. Callers can remain anonymous and information leading to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for the violations will qualify for a reward.