Elk and pronghorn poaching investigation underway in Montana


BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials are investigating the illegal killing of elk and pronghorn in Park County.

Game wardens on Thursday found three cow elk that had been shot from a road south of Livingston and their meat left to waste, according to a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks statement.

About a mile away, nine pronghorn were shot from the road and left to waste. Blood trails indicate other animals may have been shot, according to the statement.

A nearby landowner reported hearing gunfire early Thursday morning.

Officials are asking anyone with information to contact FWP’s Livingston office or the state’s poaching hotline, 1-800-TIP-MONT.