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.
Updated: February 8, 2016, 12:19 pm
On October 13, 2014, wildlife officers discovered that the fishing at Scofield Reservoir was a little too good for three men. The three Salt Lake County men collectively caught 23 trout at Scofield. Two of the men didn't have a fishing license.
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Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers are seeking those responsible for the illegal killing of a cow moose approximately 1mile east of the Iron Springs Campground along the Red Cloud Loop. The incident occurred on or before October 6, 2014.
A wasted cow moose was recently found on the Wasatch Mountains Currant Creek Unit and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officers need your help in solving the case. On October 5, 2014, DWR officers were contacted by hunters who had found a dead cow moose near the Left Fork of Currant Creek, northeast of Forest Road 83 in Wasatch County.
On September 25, 2014, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers investigated two 7-point bull elk apparently left to waste in a remote portion of the Book Cliffs, just one canyon apart.
Updated: February 8, 2016, 12:18 pm
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.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is seeking information related to the illegal killing of a buck deer on October 5, 2014. There was no open deer season in the area at the time. The animal was located near the Farnsworth Canal, which is just south of Moon Lake.
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.
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.
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.
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.