Elk NetworkElk, Pronghorn Poachers Sought in Southwest Montana

General | February 17, 2020

Montana game wardens need your help tracking down who is responsible for poaching three elk and six pronghorn antelope. It happened near the intersection of Trail Creek and Old Yellowstone Roads about 17 miles south of Livingston during the early morning hours of February 13, 2020.

Someone shot from the road and killed the three cows on private property. They also left the meat to waste. Approximately one mile south of there, someone shot and killed the pronghorn (three bucks and six does and fawns), again leaving the meat to waste.

Further investigation turned up blood trails from the carcasses indicating perpetrators possibly shot other animals that ran away.

If you have any information, call 406-581-7613 or 406-224-5207. Informants can also remain anonymous by calling Montana’s poaching hotline, at 1-800-TIP-MONT (847-6668).

For 2020, Remington partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching nationwide.

(Photo source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)