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Woman charged with poaching elk near Swan Lake

by Daily Inter Lake
| November 30, 2020 2:00 PM

A woman has been charged with poaching a cow elk on private property in the Swan Lake area Sunday night.

According to information from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a report late Sunday night from a landowner who reported hearing multiple shots fired on Big Rock Drive east of Swan Lake.

Lake County Dispatch contacted a Montana Game Warden, who responded and discovered an individual without a hunting license who had shot and killed a cow elk on private property.

The woman was cited for multiple violations, including unlawful hunting from a public roadway, hunting during a closed season, and failing to obtain landowner permission. The elk was confiscated.

No other information was provided.

Anyone with possible information about potential wildlife or state lands violations is encouraged to call Montana’s hotline, 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.