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Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks offers a reward for information regarding a poaching incident



Billings, Montana – The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting and dumping of two whitetail deer on Garden Avenue on the city’s south side.

The poaching incident occurred at around 4 a.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022. At 4 a.m., multiple people in the neighborhood reported hearing three or four gunshots. One neighbor was able to take a look out his window fast enough to see a deer that had been shot dead in his yard.

A dead deer was discovered in the yard of another Garden Avenue neighbor later that day.

Game Wardens have been alerted and are conducting an investigation. They have confirmed that both deer were shot.

The public is asked to contact Game Warden Zach Phillips at 406-860-7808 or the FWP violation reporting hotline at 1-800-TIP-MONT with any information they may have regarding the case. Callers may be eligible for a prize of up to $1,000 for their information.