Search Continues for Missing Kalispell Bow Hunter

Robert Carter Jr. last contacted his wife on Sept. 16

By Molly Priddy

BUTTE — Dozens of people continued the search for a 53-year-old Kalispell man who failed to return from a bow hunting trip west of Wisdom, in southwestern Montana.

Robert Carter Jr. last contacted his wife on Sept. 16 and she reported him missing on Saturday afternoon. Deputies learned he had been hunting a few miles west of Big Hole Battlefield National Park. Searchers found his campsite and later his pickup truck.

Beaverhead County Sheriff Franklin Kluesner says an air and ground search began Sunday and continued Tuesday with about 65 people.

Carter’s wife, Barbara, said she appreciated that her husband’s co-workers at Plum Creek Timber Co. were allowed time off to join the search.

Carter is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and 185 pounds. He has gray eyes and gray-blond hair. He was last seen wearing camouflage gear.

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