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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.

When officers investigated the scene, they confirmed that three individuals had shot and killed a 5X5 bull elk on a spike only hunt. Wildlife officers worked quickly gathering evidence to try and find the individuals who shot the bull elk. Unfortunately, those responsible for illegally killing this animal took the elk when they left the mountain.

The Division of Wildlife Resources needs your help solving this case. Any information you may have would be helpful. If you were in the Heart Lake area of the Wasatch Currant Creek unit on or around October 5, 2013 and you have information related to the illegal killing of this animal, or if you saw a branch antlered bull elk leaving the area in a vehicle, please contact the UTiP Hotline at 1-800-662-3337. Rewards are available and requests for confidentiality are respected.

With your help, we will work together to protect Utah's rich natural resources.

  • Officer Jacob Greenwood
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    435-322-0599
  • Additional contact:
    Lieutenant Sean Davis
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    435-790-2261

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