Utah's conservation officers work to protect our wildlife heritage on behalf of ethical sportsmen and others who value wildlife. These dispatches represent a fraction of the ongoing efforts to protect your wildlife resources.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:09
Conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife are asking the public for help in identifying those responsible for the illegal killing of three deer in Montezuma Canyon. On November 23, 2014, Officer Dennis Shumway found the entrails of three deer (and the hide and head of a doe and fawn) near the turn-off to Cross Canyon in the wash of Montezuma Canyon.
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Friday, 05 December 2014 09:37
On November 28, 2014, a group of cow elk hunters located a poached 4x3 buck deer in the area of Tidwell Slopes, in Sevier County, and contacted the DWR. Utah DWR Officer Eric Bond responded to the area and found the buck had been shot and left to waste.
Thursday, 04 December 2014 15:07
A small 2x3 antlered buck deer was poached on the winter range in Sanpete County, and DWR officers are looking for the public's assistance in identifying those involved. The dead deer was located at the head of the Axhandle Canyon area, on the South Nebo Mountains in Central Utah.
Thursday, 04 December 2014 14:49
On Nov. 25, drifting snow was beginning to conceal the evidence when a concerned citizen called the UTiP hotline to report a suspicious dead bull elk in the Currant Creek area. A DWR officer responded to the area and found a freshly killed bull elk that had been left to waste.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 10:26
Within the past four months, four deer in the Herriman area have been killed with archery equipment and left to waste. DWR officers suspect the incidents are related and request the public's help in finding the person who poached the deer.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 16:06
On October 26, 2014, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Conservation Officer Krystal Tucker received information from a concerned citizen regarding a wasted two-point buck deer. Officer Tucker responded and found the buck hanging in a tree near the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in a North Salt Lake canyon.
Friday, 14 November 2014 13:26
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers have been busy protecting Utah's wildlife, patrolling to ensure compliance of wildlife laws and rules and investigating cases when those laws and rules are violated.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 17:05
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is looking for information regarding two separate incidents in which buck deer were believed to have been poached in Summit County.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 15:37
On October 7, 2014, DWR conservation officers received a report of a poached six-point bull elk on the Center Creek Ranch, located 2.5 miles south of Antimony. An investigation revealed that the trophy bull was shot and left entirely to waste.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 17:04
On November 11, 2014, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources was
contacted by a concerned citizen who reported seeing two dead mule deer does in a Cedar City residential area. An investigation revealed that the does had been poached, and a mature 4x4 buck was also discovered in the area.
Friday, 24 October 2014 08:59
On October 19, 2014, at approximately 3 a.m., a resident of Parowan,
Utah heard a single gunshot in his residential neighborhood. He contacted
the local authorities, who investigated and contacted DWR Conservation Officer Josh Carver.