Elk NetworkTips Sought on Cow Elk Poached in Western Montana

General , Poaching | May 9, 2024

Below is a news release from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. For 2024-2025, 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 game wardens are seeking information on a cow elk that was killed on Wednesday, April 17 in Ravalli County near the town of Victor.

The elk was shot and left on private property off Pleasant View Drive, near the intersection of Bumpy Lane in Victor. The elk was shot with a high-power rifle out of season, and the meat was left to waste, a violation of state hunting regulations.

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 parks regulations, visit myfwp.mt.gov/fwpPub/tipmont, call the FWP violation reporting hotline at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668), or call FWP Game Warden Kevin Smith directly at 406-369-5738. Callers may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

(Photo credit: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)