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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.

Doe poached in Currant Creek area

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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Sportsman's tip helps catch deer poacher in Uintah County

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.

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Juab County trappers sentenced

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.

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Bull elk poached in Fish Lake unit in Sevier County

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.

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6x6 bull elk shot and left on Wasatch unit

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.

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Trophy buck deer left to waste on Diamond Mountain unit

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.

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Two trophy bull elk investigated in the Book Cliffs

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.

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DWR investigating wasted bull elk on Wasatch Unit

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.

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Three cow elk left to waste in Lindon

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.

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Bull elk killed illegally on Wagon Ridge

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.

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