A small moose calf and a small bull moose were recently poached in Summit County.

SUMMIT COUNTY — On October 7, 2013, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Conservation Officer Brent Kasza received information regarding two poached moose through the UTiP hotline.

Officer Kasza and a DWR investigator responded to the scene where they located a small calf moose and a small bull moose lying dead off the Murdock Basin road off highway 150 (the Mirror Lake Hwy). A necropsy was preformed on the two carcasses and it was determined the two moose had been shot.

A witness observed a man shoot one of the moose. He described the suspect to be driving a light-colored, possibly white, SUV. The suspect SUV was thought to be a Dodge or a Chrysler.

Anyone with information related to the illegal killing of these animals, or any other wildlife crime, is encouraged to contact the UTiP Hotline at 1-800-662-3337. Rewards are available and requests for confidentiality are respected.

Every year, Utah conservation officers conduct numerous investigations into the illegal killing of wildlife. In 2010, officers confirmed 902 illegally killed animals valued at over $307,000.