Montana Wardens Seek Information on Poached Buck Antelope

Poached Buck Antelope in Montana
Poached Buck Antelope in Montana

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

USA -(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are seeking any information regarding an antelope buck that was shot and left about seven miles south of Malta, during the evening hours of May 7.

The incident occurred on private property near the intersection of Alkali creek Road and Skinner Road.

Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call Malta-area Warden Ben Morin directly at 406-654-7630, or call FWP’s 24-hour wildlife tip line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).

The 1-800-TIP-MONT program is a toll-free number where one can report violations of fish, wildlife or park regulations.

Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for providing information that leads to a conviction.

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To me it is because it brings national attention to the fact that it is on going through out the U.s.
And how would you know it had happened near you or maybe you know something if people were not talking.
I’m in Ga. and the web site is national soo…..also remember people that kill for the hell of it can often be
dangerous to other types of animals. Humans

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Poaching – and worse, wasting the game – is a crime worth prosecuting. But is poaching SO rare that a poached antelope in Montana merits attention in an e- newsletter distributed nationally?

freewill
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usually when something gets shot, theres a little blood

Wild Bill
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@freewill, when the heart stops pumping, the blood stops flowing out of the body. If done correctly there is very little blood on the ground.

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@ wild bill…the heart doesnt stop the instant a projectile hits it..somethings not right about that photo, what was it shot with?, perhaps it was shot with a .22 long on its right side and eventually died..but the article doesnt mention what it was shot with

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Yeah, free, I was looking at the photo again after I commented you are correct, there is something wrong there. I, too, concluded that the wound must be on the other side. Maybe the investigators turned it over so that the photo would not be too upsetting to the public or “more prejudicial than probative” to a future jury. “More prejudicial than probative” is a common defense objection to color photos.