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DWR conservation officers work to protect Utah's wildlife.

The dispatches below are a fraction of our ongoing efforts to protect your wildlife. If you have information on illegal wildlife-related activities, please let us know. Our success depends on the help of ethical hunters, like yourself.

Buck deer killed and dumped in Salem

On Aug. 20, 2019, an eyewitness saw the occupants of a stopped vehicle discard a buck deer carcass near the canal on Woodland Hills Drive in the town of Salem. DWR investigators determined that the animal was killed with archery equipment at another location.

Doe pronghorn poached in Beaver County

On May 29, 2019, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) conservation officers received information regarding a poached doe pronghorn off Laho Road, west of Minersville.

Bull elk poached in Sevier County

Just before Memorial Day weekend, a bull elk was illegally shot and killed just north of Mill Meadow Reservoir. The animal was left to waste, and DWR conservation officers are asking for your help in finding the poacher.

Multiple pronghorn poached in Uintah County

In early February, 2019, conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) were dispatched to a location east of Jensen, Utah where two buck pronghorn had been killed and left to waste.

Cedar City doe and fawn poached

IRON COUNTY — On March 3, 2019, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) Conservation Officer Kody Jones located a poached doe and fawn deer.

Residency fraud is a serious crime

With the big game hunt application period upon us, conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) wish to issue a friendly reminder that residency fraud is a serious crime that steals opportunity from lawful applicants.

More than 30 ducks and geese killed in Springville

On Monday, January 14, 2019, a concerned citizen called local conservation officers to report multiple dead ducks along Spring Creek Place Road in Springville, Utah. During the investigation, officers found that several of the birds had most likely been shot with a pellet gun.

Wildlife officers seek assistance identifying elk poachers

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers responded to a report of an elk that had been shot and abandoned within view of the Seep Ridge Road in the Book Cliffs, south of Vernal, Utah.

Headless buck deer left near western shoreline of Utah Lake

On Nov. 1, 2018, a headless buck deer was discovered in an irrigation station by the western shoreline of Utah Lake, near Mosida Farms. DWR conservation officers investigated the scene and determined the buck had been shot with a rifle, likely in the week before its discovery.

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