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Kudos to Alex Sakariassen for his fabulous article on the serious poaching problem in Montana ("The price of poaching," Jan. 21, 2010). Law enforcement officers at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks work tirelessly to enforce the laws that protect wildlife, but the state is vast and the wardens' resources are finite.

Montana wildlife enthusiasts, including hikers, bird watchers, horseback riders and campers are the beneficiaries of the state's rich wildlife resources. It is extremely important for these citizens to be on the lookout for illegal activity and report violations immediately to the Montana statewide tip line at 800-847-6668.

To learn more about poaching and other wildlife abuses, visit humanesociety.org/poaching.

Those who disregard wildlife protection laws are callous criminals that harm wild animals and ruin our opportunity to appreciate them. The public serves a crucial role in helping Montana bring poachers to justice for their senseless crimes.

Wendy Hergenraeder

Montana State Director

Humane Society

Billings

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