The Montana FWP is seeking information on a recent moose poaching incident. On the morning of Nov. 20, FWP officials received a call about a possible poached moose. Soon after the call wardens arrived on the scene to investigate. During the investigation, the warden’s were able to find several details about the case. It is believed the cow moose was shot and abandoned along Hughesville Road, about two miles east of Monarch sometime between the morning of Thursday, Nov. 18, and the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 19. This moose was illegally shot in the Little Belt Mountains. The Little Belt Mountains sit somewhat near Great Falls.
Due to the nature of the poaching very little evidence was left at the scene. It is believed that the moose was shot from the nearby roadway and no one approached the animal after the shooting. The FWP is asking anyone with information to come forward. Individuals with information can either call the FWP violation reporting hotline at 1-800-TIP-MONT or Great Falls Game Warden Trenten Farmer directly at 406-781-7346. Likewise, you can contact the FWP through their website, you can do this by clicking here. Catching poachers in a community-wide job. Wardens can’t be everywhere at once and need the public’s help a lot of the time.
Poaching across the nation has been covered well recently. In Montana, an Outfitter was recently sentenced for illegal hunting activities. You can read more about that by clicking here. Likewise, a moose was illegally shot and wounded in New Mexico. Moose are a rare occurrence in New Mexico, and unfortunately, someone shot the young bull with a small-caliber rifle. You can read more about this case by clicking here.
So, what are your thoughts on this moose poaching case? Have you ever helped catch a poacher? Let us know in the comments!