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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.

Officers seek information in Davis County deer wasting case

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.

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Two buck deer poached in Summit County

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.

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Two does and a buck poached in Cedar City

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.

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Four deer killed in Herriman

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.

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Man jailed for poaching deer in Beaver County

On October 17, 2014, the day before the general rifle season began, a concerned citizen in Beaver County witnessed and reported the poaching of a buck mule deer. The witness observed a pickup truck, heard a single gunshot and then noticed a man and woman who appeared to be marking a spot in the road. The male and female then sped away in the truck. The witness drove to the location, found a mark in the road and soon located a dead 2x2 buck deer that had been recently killed.

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Conservation officers thank the public for their assistance

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.

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Manti buck illegally killed

On October 17, 2014, the night prior to the opening day of the Utah general rifle deer hunt, a concerned citizen called the Utah Turn in a Poacher (UTIP) hotline to report what they believed to be an illegally killed deer along C Canyon Ridge Road. C Canyon is located on North Skyline Drive.

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Trophy bull elk found shot and wasted near Antimony

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.

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Poached bull moose in Summit County

On October 11, 2014, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Conservation Officer Brent Kasza received information regarding a poached bull moose in the area of Soapstone Basin, in Summit County. Officer Kasza responded to the scene where he located a small bull moose still alive, but badly injured.

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Buck killed at night in Parowan

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.

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5x5 bull elk shot and left in Iron County

On October 11, 2014, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources received information about a poached bull elk near Four Mile Spring in Iron County. The large 5x5 bull was killed near the beginning of the spike-only season, which began on Oct. 4.

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