Trophy bull elk near Bitner Road, Park City, UT.

Reward offered: 6 bull elk poached in Park City area

Summit County — Between Dec. 20, 2019 and Jan. 15, 2020, six mature bull elk were shot and killed in the Knob Hill area of Park City.

Trophy bull elk near Bitner Road, Park City, UT.

This mature bull elk was killed and left to waste near Bitner Road.

Trophy bull elk near Bitner Road, Park City, UT.

This mature bull elk was killed and left to waste near Bitner Road.

The area between Knob Hill and the Glenwild Residential Area is home to a herd of large, adult bull elk. Local residents routinely see the animals there, sunning themselves during the winter months.

As the winter progressed, the people who watched the elk noted that there appeared to be fewer animals than normal.

Conservation officers from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources investigated the reports and found that six mature bull elk had been shot and left to waste. Five of the bulls were large enough that they are considered trophy-size animals, and each has a minimum restitution value of $8,000 under Utah state code.

DWR officers are seeking information related to the killing and waste of these animals. If you have any information about suspicious activity on or around the Bitner Road area where these elk were killed, please contact the UTIP Hotline at 1-800-662-3337 or the DWR's Ogden office at 801-476-2740.

Five el

These antlers are from five of the six bull elk recently killed near the Knob Hill area of Park City.

Goose carcasses lying on the ground

These antlers are from five of the six bull elk recently killed near the Knob Hill area of Park City.

You can also submit a report online. Requests for confidentiality will be honored.

A reward may be available to anyone who provides information leading to the successful prosecution of the individual(s) responsible for this crime.

  • Officer Jonathan Moser
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    801-710-8517
  • Sgt. Michael Kinghorn
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    435-730-6335
  • Lt. Chad Bettridge
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    801-319-2562
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