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.
Thursday, 22 October 2015 15:50
On Sept. 25, 2015, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources received a call from a muzzleloader hunter who found a poached bull elk on the Wasatch elk unit.
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Thursday, 22 October 2015 15:08
On Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources received a call about three cow elk carcasses that had been dumped and left to waste near the Lindon Boat Harbor at Utah Lake.
Friday, 16 October 2015 05:09
On Oct. 5, a hunter reported finding a dead 6x6 trophy-class bull elk that had been shot and left near Buffalo Canyon on the Wasatch elk unit. This is a spike-only hunting area during the general elk season. Conservation Officer Sean Spencer conducted an investigation and found that the elk had been shot between the eyes.
Thursday, 15 October 2015 16:13
On Oct. 9, 2015, Conservation Officer James Thomas received information about a dead 4x4 bull elk near Whit Knoll, on Wagon Ridge, off of the east side of Skyline Drive, in Sanpete County.
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 16:07
DWR conservation officers are seeking information about a doe mule deer that was shot and left to waste on Gentry Mountain, in Emery County. The doe was found near a horse corral in the McCadden Hollow area, and it had been shot with a broadhead-tipped arrow.
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 10:49
On Oct. 18, 2015 the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) will hold an administrative checkpoint at 136 N 500 E (Chalk Creek Road) in Coalville. The checkpoint will begin operating at 10 a.m. and will end no later than 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 12:18
During the spring of 2014, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officers began investigating the unlawful taking of a trophy buck in San Juan County. An interview with Timothy Riffey, a San Juan County resident, revealed that he had been given highly-sought-after Elk Ridge limited entry deer permits from 2010–2012.
Friday, 02 October 2015 14:27
Conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources received a call via the UTIP hotline on September 26, 2015, regarding a trophy bull elk that was left to waste on the Book Cliffs limited-entry unit.
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 12:57
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officers recenly received information through the UTIP Hotline regarding a headless buck pronghorn discovered near Vernal, UT. The pronghorn carcass was near an oil field, along the Seven
Sisters Road, just north of the White River, about 35 miles south of Vernal.
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 16:09
On Labor Day, a resident of Sanpete County notified DWR conservation officers that a buck deer had been illegally killed and left to waste on his farm near Sterling. An officer investigated and concluded that the buck deer had indeed been illegally shot and killed with a rifle during the archery-only deer season
Monday, 13 April 2015 15:57
Over Easter weekend, a concerned citizen discovered six white trash bags along Highway 40, just west of Fruitland. Four of the six bags had elk quarters inside them. The remaining two trash bags contained various parts of an elk's hide.