FWP Game Wardens Ask for Help on Poaching Cases

By Beacon Staff

FWP Game Wardens in Kalispell are asking for help on a number of open poaching cases from 2009. “We have come to a dead end on several cases and we need help from the public to close these out,” says Region One Warden Captain Lee Anderson.

A Whitetail buck was shot and killed at 1515 Rogers Lake Road. On the afternoon of Friday November 20th, residents observed a Red Chevy Avalanche stop and shoot between two houses. One of the residents shouted at the men in the vehicle, who then sped away. Another resident later discovered a dead 4×5 whitetail deer on the property.

Two cow elk were shot and left to waste during the first week of the general rifle hunting season near Rd 2933 off the Star Meadow Road.

A whitetail doe was shot and left at the intersection of Lodgepole Road and Twin Bridges Road. This doe was shot at approximately 2:30 am.

A large buck was shot and left, head removed, about ½ mile up Star Meadows Road. It was most likely shot at night, prior to the general rifle season opener.

A small whitetail buck was shot and left to waste near the intersection on 4th Ave WN and Cedar Flats Rd in Columbia Falls. This buck was shot on the morning of 11/26/09.

There were at least four whitetail deer shot at night in the Lower Valley Road and Wagner Lane area since October. One suspect vehicle is a white full size pickup with custom exhaust.

A Whitetail Buck was shot in the vicinity of Caroline Road and Collier Lane, in the Willow Glen Road area. The suspects fled on foot and never returned for the deer. Witnesses observed two suspects, possibly youth, who may live in the Caroline Road and Collier Lane area.

Three whitetail bucks were found on December 22 off Lodgepole Road with the heads removed.

More than two-dozen gates were vandalized on Plum Creek property west of Kalispell during this past hunting season. Areas included Indian Creek, Richards Peak, Whitney Creek, and Meadow Creek.

If you have information pertaining to these cases or any other illegal activities, please call 1-800-TIPMONT or contact the FWP office at 752-5501. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1000.