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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.

Two buck deer poached in Summit County

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is looking for information regarding two separate incidents in which buck deer were believed to have been poached in Summit County.

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Conservation officers thank the public for their assistance

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers have been busy protecting Utah's wildlife, patrolling to ensure compliance of wildlife laws and rules and investigating cases when those laws and rules are violated.

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Buck killed at night in Parowan

On October 19, 2014, at approximately 3 a.m., a resident of Parowan, Utah heard a single gunshot in his residential neighborhood. He contacted the local authorities, who investigated and contacted DWR Conservation Officer Josh Carver.

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Man jailed for poaching deer in Beaver County

On October 17, 2014, the day before the general rifle season began, a concerned citizen in Beaver County witnessed and reported the poaching of a buck mule deer. The witness observed a pickup truck, heard a single gunshot and then noticed a man and woman who appeared to be marking a spot in the road. The male and female then sped away in the truck. The witness drove to the location, found a mark in the road and soon located a dead 2x2 buck deer that had been recently killed.

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Cow moose shot and left in Uintah County

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers are seeking those responsible for the illegal killing of a cow moose approximately 1mile east of the Iron Springs Campground along the Red Cloud Loop. The incident occurred on or before October 6, 2014.

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Manti buck illegally killed

On October 17, 2014, the night prior to the opening day of the Utah general rifle deer hunt, a concerned citizen called the Utah Turn in a Poacher (UTIP) hotline to report what they believed to be an illegally killed deer along C Canyon Ridge Road. C Canyon is located on North Skyline Drive.

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Cow moose poached near Left Fork Currant Creek

A wasted cow moose was recently found on the Wasatch Mountains Currant Creek Unit and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officers need your help in solving the case. On October 5, 2014, DWR officers were contacted by hunters who had found a dead cow moose near the Left Fork of Currant Creek, northeast of Forest Road 83 in Wasatch County.

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Poached bull moose in Summit County

On October 11, 2014, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Conservation Officer Brent Kasza received information regarding a poached bull moose in the area of Soapstone Basin, in Summit County. Officer Kasza responded to the scene where he located a small bull moose still alive, but badly injured.

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Two trophy elk wasted, one canyon apart

On September 25, 2014, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers investigated two 7-point bull elk apparently left to waste in a remote portion of the Book Cliffs, just one canyon apart.

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A few too many fish at Scofield

On October 13, 2014, wildlife officers discovered that the fishing at Scofield Reservoir was a little too good for three men. The three Salt Lake County men collectively caught 23 trout at Scofield. Two of the men didn't have a fishing license.

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Buck deer illegally killed near Moon Lake

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is seeking information related to the illegal killing of a buck deer on October 5, 2014. There was no open deer season in the area at the time. The animal was located near the Farnsworth Canal, which is just south of Moon Lake.

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