Montana Wardens Seeking Info on Vandalism at Block Management Box

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

USA -( Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are seeking any information regarding a block management area (BMA) sign-in box that was vandalized in Blaine County.

The incident occurred sometime around the weekend of Sept. 15 at the Halseth BMA box located on Barney Olson road about six miles south of Chinook. The sign-in box and signs were shot repeatedly with a 12-gauge shotgun.

“Things like this vandalism are sad to see,” said Dirk Paulsen, Region 6 investigator. “It is a waste of sportsman’s dollars to both clean up and repair this mess, and it sends a poor message for the future of hunter access and the block management program.”

Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call Paulsen at 406-230-2277 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.

For more information, visit the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website.

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4 years ago

Blaine County, up along the Hi-Line, has a population of only 6500. Somebody knows the jerk-off kids that did this. My guess is some high school boys out bird hunting, drinking, and yucking it up. A befitting punishment would be loss of hunting privileges for a couple of years and having to go to every Block Management sign-in box across the entire state and repair & repaint each, at their own expense.