Five deer shot and left near Cleveland, wardens seeking information


January 5, 2022

CLEVELAND – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 game wardens are seeking any information regarding five white-tailed deer that were shot and left near Cleveland, 30 miles south of Chinook.

On December 29, Game Warden Haden Hussey received a call concerning a dead deer on the Nick Faber Ranch, two miles southwest of the Cleveland Road and Peoples Creek Road intersection.

While speaking with the landowner and upon further investigation, Warden Hussey found five deer, including: one whitetail buck, two whitetail does and two fawns. All the deer were determined to have been shot and left to waste in the field.

Anyone with information about this is encouraged to call Warden Hussey directly at 406-942-2191 or call FWP’s 24-hour wildlife tip line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668). The 1-800-TIP-MONT program is a toll-free number where one can report violations of fish, wildlife, or park regulations. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for providing information that leads to a conviction. Thanks for your help!


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