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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.

Utah man convicted of poaching trophy elk

On April 4, 2014, a jury convicted Robert Mathew Anderson, a Utah resident, of poaching a trophy bull elk. The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on September 15, 2012.

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DWR officers warn against picking up fawns

It's not unusual to find a deer fawn or an elk calf in the woods, or even in town this time of the year. DWR officers warn the public: if you find a deer fawn or an elk calf, the best thing to do is keep your distance and leave the animal right where you found it.

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Doe shot and left along Highway 191

On May 17, 2014, a doe mule deer was shot and left to rot along Highway 191. Officers need your help identifying the suspects.

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Pelican shot and killed in Harrisville

On May 13, 2014, DWR conservation officers received a report that a pelican had been shot and killed within Harrisville city limits (approximately 1400 N Washington Blvd). The witnesses heard a gunshot and, within seconds, the pelican fell and hit the ground near their vehicle.

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Two cow elk poached near Otter Creek

On March 8, 2014 Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officers received reports of two poached elk on the Kingston Canyon Wildlife Management Area located 2.5 miles west of Otter Creek Reservoir in Piute County, Utah.

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Officers seeking information in Farmington waterfowl case

On April 24, 2014, wildlife officials received a report of two males attempting to harvest ducks unlawfully within Farmington City limits. The offense committed on April 24 occurred on Foxglove Road, directly east of Smith's Grocery in Farmington.

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Cougar killed in Utah County

On January 26, 2014, Utah Wildlife officers received a call on the Utah Turn In a Poacher (UTIP) hotline. The report was provided by a concerned and displeased citizen. The individual indicated he and his young daughter had just witnessed the unlawful killing of a mountain lion.

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Cow elk poached in the South Book Cliffs

DWR conservation officers are seeking information about a cow elk that was illegally killed in the South Book Cliffs near Wild Cow Wash. This area is approximately eight miles west of the Utah/Colorado border, north of I-70.

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Poached elk found in Sevier County

On Oct. 28, 2013, officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources received a call from a concerned citizen who found a dead bull elk. When officers responded to the scene, they found a bull elk that had been killed. Only its head had been taken.

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Two buck pronghorn poached in Carbon County

Utah Division of Wildlife conservation officers are seeking information concerning two buck pronghorn that were shot and left. Officers from DWR responded to a report of two buck pronghorn found in the Mounds area, southeast of Price.

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Poaching still a problem in San Juan County

Conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife are asking the public for information regarding several poached big game animals in San Juan County. Three doe deer were shot and left to waste during the 2013 rifle deer hunt.

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