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.
Updated: August 9, 2016, 2:07 pm
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On June 30, 2014, James Wheeler, a resident of San Juan County pleaded guilty to one 3rd degree felony count of Wanton Destruction of Protected Wildlife and four Class B Misdemeanors. He had been illegally trapping bobcats.
On August 15, 2014, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) was notified of a buck pronghorn that had been shot south of Milford, Utah.
Christopher W. Loncarich, 55, of Mack, Colorado, pleaded guilty in federal court to a felony conspiracy charge stemming from his sales of outfitting services for illegal mountain lion and bobcat hunts in Colorado and Utah, the Justice Department announced.
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.