By Sydney Young
Game Warden, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks 

TipMont: Montana's outdoor crimes lifeline

Field Notes


September 29, 2022

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FWP Game Warden Sydney Young (406) 210-1299 •

Tip lines have been used throughout history by law enforcement for their wide range of applications and effectiveness in gathering information related to ongoing or high-profile crimes. In 2002, the FBI used a tip line when the D.C. Sniper attacks were occurring which led to the arrest of two suspects who were eventually charged and incarcerated.

Tip lines likely weren't around when Governor Richards appointed W.F. Scott as Montana's first state game warden in 1901, but we've come a long way since then. Since being founded in 1985, Montana FWP's tip line-TipMont-has helped combat illegal hu...

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