Game wardens seek information about illegal elk kill

Game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks seek information about an elk killed illegally near Big Sky on Nov. 10.  

Wardens initially received a tip via the agency’s violation reporting hot line, 1-800-TIP-MONT, reporting that an elk was killed around 9 a.m. that day on private land without the landowner’s permission. The site was on Chief Joseph Trail in Big Sky.  

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Wardens located what was left of the elk near the road, according to a news release Wednesday from FWP. The tenderloins and half of the backstraps had been left with the carcass and wasted. The elk was a spike bull. Harvesting spikes in this hunting district, HD 304, is only allowed for youth hunters and disabled adult hunters with a permit to hunt from a vehicle. 

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