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Poached elk found in Sevier County

On Oct. 28, 2013, officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources received a call from a concerned citizen who found a dead bull elk. When officers responded to the scene, they found a bull elk that had been killed. Only its head had been taken.

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$8,000 reward offered in trophy buck poaching case

Conservation officers in southern Utah are investigating the illegal killing of a 7x13 trophy buck deer in the Shurtz Canyon area, south of Cedar City. Several members of the public had been watching this buck because of his tremendous size and character. The animal was last seen alive on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

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Poaching still a problem in San Juan County

Conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife are asking the public for information regarding several poached big game animals in San Juan County. Three doe deer were shot and left to waste during the 2013 rifle deer hunt.

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Officers seeking information in Smithfield raptor shootings

DWR conservation officers are seeking information from the public in a rash of hawk shootings in Smithfield City. "We believe the suspects have shot as many as seven hawks within the past week alone," states Conservation Officer Chris Schulze.

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Poached bull elk in Piute County

Conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are seeking help from the public for information about a poached bull elk in Piute County. On October 9, 2013, officers were called to the Durkee Springs area on the Monroe Mountain limited entry elk management unit, east of Marysvale. Officers found a 5X6 bull elk that had been shot several times and left to rot.

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Well-known Naples buck left to waste

A popular buck deer in Naples City was shot and left to waste. Bryan Clyde, conservation officer with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, received information through the Utah Turn in a Poacher (UTiP) hotline 1-800-662-DEER (3337) regarding a buck that was shot and left to waste in a field in Naples, Utah.

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Mature elk taken from spike only unit

On the opening morning of Utah's spike elk hunt, Division of Wildlife officers received a UTiP call from hunters who saw a branch antler bull being taken from a spike only unit. By the time law enforcement was able to travel to the scene, the individuals who had illegally killed the bull were gone.

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Fawn and doe poached in Cache County

Conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are seeking help from the public regarding a troubling two-deer poaching incident that occurred near Clarkston in late October, 2013.

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Future trophy bull killed on spike hunt

During the opening weekend of the any weapon spike elk hunt on the Wasatch Currant Creek unit, a 5X5 bull was shot and abandoned to rot. Anyone with information related to the illegal killing of this animal is encouraged to contact the UTiP Hotline at 1-800-662-3337.

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Two wasted bucks in Carbon County

Conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are seeking information from the public regarding two incidences of wasted buck deer in Carbon County. Both happened on or around October 22, 2013.

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Moose poaching investigation near Mill Hollow Reservoir

On October 6, 2013, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Conservation Officer Brent Kasza received information regarding a poached moose through the UTiP hotline. At the scene, he saw a young bull moose lying dead about a half mile west of the Mill Hollow Road, north of Mill Hollow Reservoir.

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