GREAT FALLS - The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks is asking for help identifying whoever is responsible for killing two antelope with a vehicle.
FWP said in a press release the antelope bucks were chased, run over, and killed in a farmer’s field in central Montana.
The incident happened sometime during Labor Day Weekend about five miles northeast of the community of Moccasin.
Whoever ran over and killed the animals also damaged the farmer’s field with deep tire ruts.
FWP is asking anyone with information about the incident to call 1-800-TIP-MONT.
Callers are kept confidential and a reward is possible.
The FWP website provides the following information about poaching:
Poaching is the illegal killing of fish or wildlife. It can include illegal killing of fish or wildlife:
- for commercial trade
- for ego gratification
- in closed areas, during closed times, or taking more than the law allows
- reduce recreational opportunities for law abiding anglers, hunters, wildlife watchers, and other outdoor enthusiasts
- kill and waste Montana game animals, threatened and endangered species, and even nongame animals
- target Montana’s fish and wildlife resource for personal profit
- Poaching robs law abiding hunters of game and fish, businesses and taxpayers of revenues generated by hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing recreation, and it denies many other Montanans the ability to enjoy seeing healthy, mature fish and wildlife populations.