Elk NetworkFour Bull Elk Poached Near Anaconda, Montana

General , Poaching | November 28, 2023

Below is a news release from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. For 2023-2025, Fiocchi partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) game wardens are seeking information on four bull elk that were killed near Anaconda sometime between Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19. 

The incident occurred on the Ueland Ranch & ARCO Block Management Area near Anaconda. The elk were killed in close proximity of each other and only the heads and backstraps were taken. The rest was 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 source: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks)