Warden hurt while freeing antelope

2010-06-07T22:21:00Z Warden hurt while freeing antelopeGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
June 07, 2010 10:21 pm  • 

A state game warden went to the hospital Monday night with minor injuries after he was cut while freeing an antelope from some baling twine.

Bob Gibson, information officer for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, said the warden went to a call after 5 p.m. Monday between Roundup and Broadview for an antelope tangled in twine and unable to free itself. Gibson declined to name the warden, saying that he hadn’t been able to talk with his family yet.

The warden was able to free the antelope using his knife, but it apparently kicked him and caused a gash near his ribs or under his arm.

“We don’t know whether the antelope kicked him or kicked his hand where he had a knife,” Gibson said.

“He got a cut, and he was far enough from his truck that it concerned him.”

Another warden took the injured warden to a hospital in Billings, where he was treated and released. The antelope was unhurt and bounded into the night.

“He did free the antelope. Apparently it wasn’t very gracious though,” Gibson said.

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