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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks received numerous reports of a moose that was shot and left to waste off Lowland Road (near Maney Lake in the Elk Park area) north of Butte Wednesday.

FWP game wardens investigated and found a cow moose that had been shot in its chest and left to waste. The moose’s calf was nearby and unharmed. This moose was later identified by an ear tag as a cow that had been moved from a location in Butte in 2010.

FWP is now looking to the public for help. Anyone with information related to the incident should call (800) TIP-MONT. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

 

There are no cow moose hunting permits in this area.