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State wildlife officials offer reward for information on deer dumped in Billings

Posted at 2:30 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 19:56:44-04

BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information about a white-tailed deer that was shot with an arrow, partially butchered and left to waste Wednesday on the south edge of Billings.

Game warden Connor Langel said the remains of the buck deer were found under an apple tree at South 27th Street and Garden Avenue. The head, parts of the hind quarters and back straps had been removed, but the rest of the animal was left to waste.

The deer does not appear to be the same one that was spotted with an arrow in its hide in the Forest Park area of north Billings.

Anyone who reports information that leads to a conviction in the case is eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 by calling Langel at 406-860-7805 or anonymously to FWP’s 24-hour crime-reporting line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (800-847-6668).

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.