Information sought in whitetail buck poaching at Fort Peck

Federal wildlife officers and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ wardens are seeking any information regarding a whitetail buck that was shot, beheaded and left to waste on U.S. Army Corps of Engineer property near Fort Peck.

The buck was found within a publicly restricted area on Fort Peck Dam across the highway from the power houses. The head was removed, and the deer was left to waste. The incident was reported by a Corps employee and occurred sometime between the afternoon of Nov. 17 and the morning of Nov. 21. Due to the location of the crime, this is a joint investigation with federal wildlife officers and FWP wardens.

Anyone with possible information can go to https://myfwp.mt.gov/fwpPub/tipmont to provide details, call the FWP violation reporting hot line at 1-800-TIP-MONT, FWP warden John Huberty at 406-263-0068, or federal wildlife officer Tyler Harris at 406-366-6926. Folks with information may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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