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How conservation officers spend busy season

Wyatt grew up in northern Utah and obtained a Master's Degree in Natural Resources from Utah State University. He's married and has two kids. He started with the Division as an officer in Davis County. He's now a Lieutenant over statewide training.

Most of the major 2018 general-season big game hunts are winding down now, but officers with the Division of Wildlife Resources continue to work tirelessly to protect the investment of Utah sportsmen by enforcing state wildlife law.

Here’s a snapshot of what law enforcement staff accomplished between September 1 and October 31.

We want to thank you — citizens of Utah — for taking the time to report suspected violations. We rely heavily upon the recreating public to act as our eyes and ears. Without you, we could not effectively protect the public’s wildlife resources. As always, members of the public who see a wildlife violation are encouraged to take a stand to protect their wildlife heritage by contacting the Utah Turn in a Poacher (UTiP) Hotline at 1-800-662-3337. You can also make a report online.

2 Responses to How conservation officers spend busy season

  1. I have a problem with how your officers conduct their duties during the elk and deer hunting seasons. We I was a kid I always had my licence and rifle checked. For the past decade never once!! The only thing that is checked is my atv tags! Why is this the only thing they check and why is it their job?? I see it as a waste of my tax dollars!! Do your wildlife enforcement duties!

  2. I’m going to venture a guess that you are running into wardens, you are dealing with rangers. Rangers enforce ATV violations and no wildlife stuff. That’s why they aren’t checking your license.

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