If You Wound a Bison

If You Wound an Animal
If you accidentally wound a bison, it is your responsibility to do everything you can to locate and kill that animal. If you accidentally shoot two, please field dress both animals immediately and call a Blackfeet Game Warden. You can call any warden on the contact list provided below or call Tribal Dispatch at 406-338-4000.


Emergency Contact Information

Blackfeet Game Wardens will patrol the hunt area and assist in the enforcement of all applicable hunting and hunter laws. Wardens will also respond to bison hunt emergencies. Hunters may also contact the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Dispatch (for areas west of Yellowstone National Park) or the Park County Sheriff’s Dispatch (for areas north of Yellowstone National Park) in the event of an emergency.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will not direct hunters to the location of bison in the field or assist with the field dressing and retrieval of bison.

Tribal Game Warden Information:
Ryan Running Wolf   (406) 845-9528

Duey Bear Medicine  (406) 845-9544

Jeff Horn   (406) 845-9511

Chris Butterfly  (406) 845-9516

Blackfeet LE Dispatch (406) 338-4000

Other Emergency Contacts:
1-800-TIP-MONT --- 1-800-847-6668 Hebgen Lake Ranger District 406-823-6961
Gallatin County Sheriff’s Dispatch: 406-582-2124 Gardiner Ranger District 406-848-7376
Park County Sheriff’s Dispatch: 406-222-4172
The Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Bison hunt hot line:
For updated bison availability from the field, call the bison hunt information hot line at 406-275-2848.