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, 29 January 2015 16:46
On January 23, 2015, DWR Officer Sean Spencer received a call from an individual reporting a dead buck in a field in Lehi. During the investigation, Officer Spencer determined the small 2x2 buck had been illegally killed with a rifle and left to waste.
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Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:44
Conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are asking the public for help identifying those responsible for illegally killing a trophy Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ram. The ram was likely killed in November 2014.
Friday, 02 January 2015 09:36
On November 18, 2014, two Juab County brothers each plead guilty to felony Wanton Destruction of Protected Wildlife charges in the Juab County, 4th District Court. The convictions stemmed from a incident on October 8, 2014, in the Levan area of Juab County, in which a UTIP hotline caller reported the poaching of a trophy bull elk. The caller reported that a large-antlered bull elk had been illegally shot earlier that day.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.