Wednesday, 31 October 2012 00:00
With the 2012 general season hunts underway, conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are working tirelessly to protect the investment of Utah sportsmen by enforcing state wildlife law.
Utah's 47 district officers cover an average of more than 1,700 square miles, meaning that they are hard-pressed to keep up with calls for service and are always looking to the public for assistance.
For the time period of September 1 through October 31, 2012, Utah conservation officers and supervisory staff have:
The Division's conservation officers would like to thank those members of the public that have taken the time to report a suspected violation and encourage everyone to remain vigilant.
"Wildlife enforcement is most effective when treated as a cooperative effort between conservation officers and the citizens they serve", says DWR Captain Tony Wood. "We rely heavily upon the recreating public to act as our eyes and ears. Without them, we could not effectively protect the public's wildlife resources."