Bull elk poached in Sevier County

This bull elk was illegally shot and abandoned north of Mill Meadow Reservoir in late May 2019.

This bull elk was illegally shot and abandoned north of Mill Meadow Reservoir in late May 2019.

SEVIER COUNTY — Just before Memorial Day weekend, someone illegally shot and killed a bull elk north of Mill Meadow Reservoir. The animal was feeding in a meadow near the road when it was killed, and all the meat was left to waste. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) conservation officers are seeking the public's help in identifying the person who killed the animal.

Conservation Officer Eric Bond states, "We know someone has information related to the illegal killing of this animal, and we ask that they help us bring the responsible individual to justice. Lawful hunters sometimes wait years to draw a permit and find acts like these senseless, wasteful and infuriating."

The DWR seeks information related to the killing and waste of this animal. If you have any information about this crime — or any other wildlife violation — please call the Utah Turn-in-a-Poacher (UTIP) hotline at 1-800-662-3337.

A monetary reward or limited-entry permit may be given to anyone who provides information leading to the successful prosecution of the person or persons responsible for this crime. Callers may request that their information remains confidential.

  • Officer Eric Bond
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    435-287-8427
  • Sergeant Seth Decker
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    435-287-8420
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