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Illegally killed trophy bull elk

DWR conservation officers seeking information after trophy bull elk killed and left to waste

Illegally killed trophy bull elk

Salt Lake City — Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers are seeking information from the public after a large bull elk was recently killed and left to waste.

The incident occurred on private property near Mormon Flat in Morgan County on Oct. 9. The animal was shot and killed and then left to waste. The bull elk was a 6×6, making it a trophy animal. DWR conservation officers received a report and are investigating the incident.

"Currently, there are no known suspects identified in the case," DWR Conservation Officer Brandon Olson said. "Investigating officers received information that the two individuals in the submitted photo may have been in the area at the time of the incident and may have valuable information pertinent to the case. We would like to get additional information from the two men, so if you recognize either of the individuals, please contact us."

Anyone with information regarding the killing of this elk, or any other wildlife-related crimes in Utah, is encouraged to report it to DWR conservation officers in one of the following ways:

Persons of interest in the illegal killing of a trophy bull elk in Morgan County

There are currently no suspects in this case. The two individuals in this submitted photo may have been in the area at the time of the incident and may have valuable information about this case, so DWR conservation officers would like to talk to them.

If you have information about this specific case, you can also contact DWR Conservation Officer Brandon Olson at 801-541-3906. Rewards are available, and requests for confidentiality are respected.

Every year, Utah conservation officers conduct numerous investigations into the illegal killing of wildlife. In 2020, officers confirmed over 1,000 illegally killed animals valued over $387,000.

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