A Montana wildlife photographer has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $1,035 for illegally feeding bighorn sheep, according to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department. The agency said 35-year-old Ryan Molde of Big Sky, Montana fed the sheep "for the purpose of drawing the animals in to photograph them with Lone Peak in the background."
Montana state law prohibits the feeding of wildlife "or knowingly providing supplemental feed attractants to game animals."
Molde was turned in to authorities by an anonymous tipster. According to a press release issued by Montana FWP, the photographer had been warned in writing last year against feeding sheep.