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Montana game wardens share bizarre stories from the field

This feral llama was shot by a New York hunter who mistook it for an elk while hunting near Great Falls, Mont., in 2009. (Montana Department of Agriculture)
This feral llama was shot by a New York hunter who mistook it for an elk while hunting near Great Falls, Mont., in 2009. (Montana Department of Agriculture)

WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT — “Sorry, officer, but I thought that llama was an elk — even after I gutted it out and put it in my pickup.”

Sound like a tall tale? Nope.  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees have seen some doozy cases over the years, as you'll read in Montana game wardens share some of their stranger tales, published in the Missoula Independent.

Indicentally, the 2009 llama incident mentioned above was well reported at the time.




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