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Reward offered after trophy deer poached, left to waste near Hardin

Posted: 1:52 PM, Nov 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-08 15:52:11-05
Four trophy deer poached, left to waste north of Hardin

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering a reward for information about four trophy mule deer bucks that were killed illegally and left to waste north of Hardin on Oct. 24.

The four dead deer were found on private property near the Sarpy Creek Mine in Big Horn County. FWP game wardens believe two perpetrators drove a silver or gray Ford Excursion SUV from the early to mid 2000s.

FWP game wardens believe two poachers who killed four trophy mule deer bucks north of Hardin were driving a silver or gray Ford Excursion from the early to mid 2000s.

The poachers remove the head from one deer and left all four to waste. The crimes happened two days before the general rifle season opened.

FWP is offering a reward of as much as $1,000 for information leading to a conviction in the crimes. Anyone with information may call FWP game warden Jake Barzen at 406-860-7796 or anonymously report to FWP’s 24-hour crime-reporting line at 1-800-TIP-MONT.