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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.

DWR conservation officers remind public it's illegal to remove desert tortoises from wild

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers are reminding the public to not remove desert tortoises from the wild and to ensure that out-of-state tortoises have the proper certification when accompanying their owners to Utah. Officers have seen an uptick in tortoise-related cases, investigating nine so far this year.

How to help fight poaching in Utah

Several hunting seasons are in full swing, and Utah's general-season deer hunt — arguably the state's most popular hunt — starts Oct. 23. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers are hard at work patrolling the state to protect wildlife and make sure hunters are obeying the laws.

Common hunting and fishing violations that conservation officers encounter

The deer you shot on public land ran onto private property and then died. You shot and killed what you thought was a spike elk only to discover that it was actually a cow elk. You just finished filleting the six rainbow trout you caught before realizing that the catch limit at the reservoir was actually four. Before you find yourself in any of these scenarios, here's what Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers would like you to know.

Pronghorn buck illegally killed in Beaver County

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers are seeking information after a trophy pronghorn buck was illegally killed and left to waste in Beaver County.

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