Elk NetworkHelp Needed to Find Montana Elk Poacher

General , Poaching | September 8, 2023

Below is a news release from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. For 2023, Fiocchi partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching nationwide. 

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks game wardens are seeking information on an elk that was shot south of Lolo, in the northern Bitterroot Valley. 

The incident occurred on a ranch just west of Trader Brothers, near McClain Creek, between the communities of Lolo and Florence sometime between late Friday, Sept. 1 and early Saturday, Sept. 2. The elk was shot with a rifle and left to waste. 

FWP game wardens say that wildlife crimes like this one are often solved because of leads from the public and encourage anyone with information to make a report. To provide information about this case or other crimes involving fish, wildlife, or park regulations, visit myfwp.mt.gov/fwpPub/tipmont or call the FWP violation reporting hotline at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668). Callers may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 

(Photo credit: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)