Someone left the carcass of a large mule deer buck in the Skalkaho area after taking its head and antlers.

Game warden Justin Singleterry of Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks said the carcass was discovered by a hunter Saturday, November 12 near the turnoff to Dam Creek Lake on Forest Service road 1352. He said almost all the deer was wasted, which is against the law.

Anyone with information should call 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668). You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward if the tip leads to a conviction.

This is second deer carcass found in the Bitterroot Valley recently.