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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.

More than 130 bass killed illegally in Provo River

On Friday, May 27, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers were notified of an illegal gill net under the Center Street bridge where the Provo River comes into Utah Lake State Park. More than 130 white bass were found dead.

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Seized antlers and hides to be sold at auction

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will hold an auction to dispose of seized antlers and hides at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

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Seeking information on poached buck deer in Beaver

On March 13, 2016, a 20-inch 4x4 buck was found dead, just outside Beaver City in the area below the "B" on the mountain. UDWR officers were notified of the dead deer and responded to investigate.

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Help identify trespassers

Earlier this spring, two men trespassed onto private property in Morgan County while hunting shed antlers. DWR conservation officers need your help identifying these individuals.

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Pronghorn poached in Carbon County

On March 19, 2016, officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources were contacted about a buck pronghorn that appears to have been poached in Carbon County, just north of Wellington.

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Party hunting doesn't pay

Two brothers from Sanpete County — David and Rodney Anderson — are in hot water for their roles in committing several wildlife violations during the fall hunting seasons of 2012 and 2013.

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Canada geese killed and wasted in Carbon County

On Feb. 15, 2016, officers from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources received a report of nine Canada geese left in an area just north of the Emma Park Road in Carbon County, Utah.

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Morgan county poaching case adjudicated

On the last day of the 2015 rifle deer season, Steve Garcia and his companions were hunting deer in Morgan County. Garcia and his companions drove up Lost Creek Canyon and harvested deer within the Hell Canyon/Deseret CWMU. Garcia trespassed onto the Hell Canyon/Deseret CWMU while hunting the deer he eventually harvested.

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Multiple deer poached in Emery and Tooele Counties

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Conservation Officers are currently investigating and following up on two separate cases involving the alleged poaching of multiple deer. In both cases, officers believe the poaching took place over weeks or months. Suspects have been identified in each case and some charges have already been filed and others are forthcoming in the respective courts.

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DWR seeks information about suspicious buck death in Iron County

Between Dec. 6 and 10, 2015, an injured buck deer was seen walking in the Shurtz Canyon area of Iron County. According to residents, it appeared to have been shot in the abdomen. On Dec. 11, residents in the area found the deer dead and contacted the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

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