Doe pronghorn poached in Beaver County
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.
This collared doe pronghorn (that had recently given birth) was poached off Laho Road, west of Minersville.
The pronghorn had previously received a GPS collar by DWR biologists as part of a research study.
Evidence collected at the scene indicated that the animal had been killed on May 27 or 28. A single bullet wound in the lower mid-section was determined to be the cause of death.
"This case is particularly egregious because this animal was being monitored and studied in order to allow wildlife biologists to better manage the pronghorn population in the area," said Conservation Officer Josh Carver.
Additionally, the animal had recently given birth to offspring and it is unlikely that the fawn would have survived long without its mother. DWR officers continue to work the case and are actively soliciting the public's assistance.
Anyone with information related to the illegal killing of this animal, or any other wildlife, is encouraged to contact the UTiP Hotline at 1-800-662-3337. Rewards are available and requests for confidentiality are respected.
- Officer Josh Carver
- Sergeant Mark Ekins