Utah's conservation officers work to protect our wildlife heritage on behalf of ethical sportsmen and others who value wildlife. These dispatches represent a fraction of the ongoing efforts to protect your wildlife resources.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 10:41
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officers were contacted through the Utah Turn in a Poacher (UTIP) hotline regarding a dead doe that appeared to have been shot.
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Friday, 13 November 2015 14:14
On the night of Nov. 9, 2015, DWR Conservation Officer Larry Wheatcraft and Sergeant Randy Scheetz received a call from a concerned sportsman about spotlighting near the Diamond Mountain limited-entry hunting unit, northeast of Vernal.
Friday, 13 November 2015 13:29
During the winter of 2014-2015, DWR conservation officers began investigating the illegal trapping activities of two men in San Juan County. The investigation revealed that two men set dozens of traps and would not return to check them for as long as two weeks.
Friday, 23 October 2015 14:11
On October 9, 2015, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Officer Eric Bond responded to a report of 5-point bull elk was shot during the spike-only hunt on the Fish Lake limited-entry elk unit in Sevier County.
Thursday, 22 October 2015 15:50
On Sept. 25, 2015, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources received a call from a muzzleloader hunter who found a poached bull elk on the Wasatch elk unit.
Friday, 23 October 2015 13:46
On Saturday, October 3, 2015, the opening day of the spike hunt, a 6x6 bull elk was shot and left to waste on the Wasatch limited-entry elk unit.
Thursday, 22 October 2015 15:08
On Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources received a call about three cow elk carcasses that had been dumped and left to waste near the Lindon Boat Harbor at Utah Lake.
Friday, 23 October 2015 13:47
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Conservation Officers were contacted on October 20 about a trophy buck deer left to waste on the Diamond Mountain limited-entry unit.
Friday, 16 October 2015 05:09
On Oct. 5, a hunter reported finding a dead 6x6 trophy-class bull elk that had been shot and left near Buffalo Canyon on the Wasatch elk unit. This is a spike-only hunting area during the general elk season. Conservation Officer Sean Spencer conducted an investigation and found that the elk had been shot between the eyes.
Thursday, 22 October 2015 16:26
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Conservation Officers received information concerning two trophy bull elk recently discovered less than 3/4-mile from one another in the Book Cliffs Unit.
Thursday, 15 October 2015 16:13
On Oct. 9, 2015, Conservation Officer James Thomas received information about a dead 4x4 bull elk near Whit Knoll, on Wagon Ridge, off of the east side of Skyline Drive, in Sanpete County.