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.
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:30
On June 30, 2014, James Wheeler, a resident of San Juan County pleaded guilty to one 3rd degree felony count of Wanton Destruction of Protected Wildlife and four Class B Misdemeanors. He had been illegally trapping bobcats.
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Friday, 26 September 2014 11:53
On September 1, 2014, concerned citizens reported two dead fawn deer to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. An investigation at the scene revealed that both fawns had been shot and left to waste.
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:49
On August 15, 2014, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) was notified of a buck pronghorn that had been shot south of Milford, Utah.
Monday, 25 August 2014 11:23
On Sept. 1, 2014 the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will hold an administrative checkpoint on Highway 150 (the Mirror Lake Highway) at the Slate Creek parking lot.
Monday, 02 June 2014 20:40
It's not unusual to find a deer fawn or an elk calf in the woods, or even in town this time of the year. DWR officers warn the public: if you find a deer fawn or an elk calf, the best thing to do is keep your distance and leave the animal right where you found it.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:49
Christopher W. Loncarich, 55, of Mack, Colorado, pleaded guilty in federal court to a felony conspiracy charge stemming from his sales of outfitting services for illegal mountain lion and bobcat hunts in Colorado and Utah, the Justice Department announced.
Monday, 02 June 2014 13:05
On May 17, 2014, a doe mule deer was shot and left to rot along Highway 191. Officers need your help identifying the suspects.
Thursday, 03 July 2014 07:59
Conservation officers conducted a saturation patrol from May 16–19 on the north and south ends of Willard Bay. The focus of this patrol was to stop people from keeping more fish than the limit allows.
Monday, 19 May 2014 12:42
On May 13, 2014, DWR conservation officers received a report that a pelican had been shot and killed within Harrisville city limits (approximately 1400 N Washington Blvd). The witnesses heard a gunshot and, within seconds, the pelican fell and hit the ground near their vehicle.
Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:44
On April 4, 2014, a jury convicted Robert Mathew Anderson, a Utah resident, of poaching a trophy bull elk. The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on September 15, 2012.
Thursday, 01 May 2014 14:22
On April 24, 2014, wildlife officials received a report of two males attempting to harvest ducks unlawfully within Farmington City limits. The offense committed on April 24 occurred on Foxglove Road, directly east of Smith's Grocery in Farmington.