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Hunters cited for dumping deer carcasses near Colstrip

Posted at 5:38 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 16:11:31-04

FORSYTH- Hunters were cited for leaving five deer carcasses in a field outside Colstrip, the Rosebud County Sheriff's Office reported Monday.

Deputies received a tip from a passing hunter of the five processed carcasses, the sheriff's office said on Facebook.

The deer had been killed with a bow, and the hunters left behind gloves and a disposable knife package at the site, allowing deputies and a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks warden to find them.

The hunters, who were not identified, were cited for leaving garbage and the carcasses at a spot away from the kill, according to the sheriff's office.

To report wildlife violations, call Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' anonymous tip line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).