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Three Moose Shot And Left To Waste – Please Help Find These Poachers

“Poaching at it’s worst.”

That’s how Game Warden Jim Smolcynski referred to the case of three moose shot and killed while feeding in a group of aspens in the Antelope Basin area near West Yellowstone this week.

According to Smolcynski, the moose were shot on either Monday or Tuesday of this week just 50 yards from the road. The cow moose, her bull calf and a young adult bull moose were then left to rot.

The person or persons responsible made no effort to salvage the meat.

“There is no way this is anything but a deliberate criminal act,” said Smolcynski. “This person is not a sportsman or a hunter – this person is a criminal out to destroy Montana wildlife.”

FWP biologist Julie Cunningham added, “This is not just a sad waste of these three animals – it’s a blow to the population and its future.”

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Warden Smolcynski at (406) 581-6231 or TIP MONT at (800) 847-6668. Individuals providing information that leads to the arrest and/or conviction of the person or persons involved are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.


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