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Officers nab suspect accused in North Logan City buck shooting

Officers from the Division of Wildlife Resources and North Park Police Department recently concluded their investigation into the illegal killing of a well-known buck in North Logan City limits. The suspect now faces two misdemeanor charges: shooting within city limits and unlawful taking of wildlife while trespassing.

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DWR officers participate in Youth Waterfowl Fair

On September 7, 2013, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers in the Northern Region participated in the 9th annual Waterfowl Youth Fair at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management area. The Waterfowl Youth Fair was a free event sponsored by the Utah Waterfowl Association.

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All in a day's work: bull elk attack on sheepherder

On Sept. 4, DWR personnel were working in the La Sal Mountains, releasing mountain goats to establish a new population. It was mid-morning when a man came running up to the conservation officers and claimed that his friend, Hugo Macha, had been attacked by a bull elk!

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Opportunity for youth to hunt waterfowl with officers

Eligible young hunters can call in and sign up for a chance to learn how to hunt waterfowl with Utah's most experienced waterfowl hunters and Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers.

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Deer poaching prosecution leads to 45-year hunting suspension

The main suspect in one of the largest poaching investigations in recent memory has been sentenced. Jarod Birrell and others are believed to have poached numerous buck deer, many of them trophies, throughout Utah in the winter months of 2010.

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Officers seek information on doe poached near Richfield

On August 10, 2013, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Conservation Officer Brent Kasza was notified about a poached doe mule deer in Sevier County.

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Utah men sentenced for string of wildlife crimes

Two Utah men have been sentenced in Salt Lake District Court for the illegal killing of protected wildlife. The individuals operated a guiding and production company and documented many of their violations on video, which was seized during the course of the investigation.

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Two trophy mule deer poached in southern Utah

On July 6, 2013, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Officer Josh Carver received information about a large 27-inch mule deer that was killed sometime around July 4 or 5. While investigating the poached buck, Officer Carver found a second 29-inch mule deer killed within the same timeframe.

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Reward offered for information regarding poached buck deer

Conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are seeking the public's assistance on a case involving a poached buck mule deer found in the Doc Springs area on the Beaver Mountain management unit, approximately two miles northwest of Circleville.

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Reward offered for information on a poached deer in Millard County

On March 12, 2013, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Officer Kody Jones received information regarding a poached deer east of Holden, Utah. The deer was part of a study being conducted by Brigham Young University and the Utah Division of Wildlife.

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Northern Utah man convicted after shooting two bull elk

Northern Utah resident, Michael Gardner, was charged with a class A misdemeanor for the illegal harvest of two bull elk during the 2012 general season any weapon spike elk hunt on Mt. Dutton unit.

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