FORSYTH- Hunters were cited for leaving five deer carcasses in a field outside Colstrip, the Rosebud County Sheriff's Office reported Monday.
Deputies received a tip from a passing hunter of the five processed carcasses, the sheriff's office said on Facebook.
The deer had been killed with a bow, and the hunters left behind gloves and a disposable knife package at the site, allowing deputies and a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks warden to find them.
The hunters, who were not identified, were cited for leaving garbage and the carcasses at a spot away from the kill, according to the sheriff's office.
To report wildlife violations, call Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' anonymous tip line at 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668).