Montana Fish, Wildlife, Parks investigating vandalism at Blacktail Wildlife Management Area

Posted at 3:34 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 17:56:15-04

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking for your help after game wardens discovered vandalism at one of the state’s wildlife management areas.

Wardens say this damage to Blacktail Wildlife Management Area’s main entrance gate and the large entrance sign must have happened between 3:30 pm on May 3 and 9:30 am on May 6.

Wardens add a vehicle pushed in the main gate which also broke the lock box.

Altogether, replacing the gate and making other needed repairs could cost about $1,500.

FWP officials say any help from the public could go a long way — as it might be the only help they could get.

“These are public resources, public lands,” says Morgan Jacobsen, Information & Education Program Manager, Montana FWP, Div. 3. “These are the heritage of people who live and recreate here in Montana so it affects all of us when something like this happens.”

Blacktail WMA is about 30 miles along Blacktail Road southeast of Dillon.

Those with information that may help solve this vandalism case are asked to contact Dillon warden Kerry Wahl at 406-490-0956 or 1-800-TIP-MONT (847-6668). Callers can remain anonymous.

Reporting by Cody Boyer for MTN News