Saturday, September 24, 2011

Deer Carcasses Left in Field Near Great Falls Elementary School




Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are asking for your help after several dead deer were left in a field in Great Falls.

Officials say six mule deer buck carcasses were dumped this week in a field behind Chief Joseph Elementary school. The carcasses, wardens say, could be seen right from the school's playground equipment.

According to the information officer, two of the bucks were dumped Thursday.

While you can dispose carcasses in city dumpsters, officials say dumping edible meat is illegal. “There are two problems here, one is the legal problem; and that is the waste of game and that’s a crime. The second problem is the ethical problem, the ethical issue. That is leaving these carcasses right behind a grade school,” says Bruce Auchly, the FWP Region 4 Information Officer.

He says you can leave non-edible remains on public hunting lands and always ask private land owners what they prefer.

If you have any information about who is leaving the carcasses, call 1-800-TIP-MONT (847-6668) Source