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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.

Buck deer poached in Sevier County

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.

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Buck poached on winter range in Sanpete County

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.

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Branch antlered bull elk killed near Currant Creek

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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