MISSOULA — State wildlife officials are looking for the public's help to solve a recent Bitterroot Valley poaching case.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) game wardens are seeking information on a mule deer buck that was shot and left near Conner.
According to FWP, the 4x4 mule deer was shot on Tuesday, Nov. 10, likely sometime between 12 p.m. and just after sunset.
Wardens say the deer was a smaller buck, approximately three years old, and was found about 30 feet from the road in the Robbins Gulch area near Conner.
Game wardens say that wildlife crimes like this one are often solved because of leads provided by the public, and they are asking for tips that can help uncover who is responsible.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact FWP at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).
Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a conviction as well as an additional reward of $500 from the Ravalli County Fish and Wildlife Association.