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This bull moose was poached in the Cottonwood Canyon area of Round Valley in Rich County.

RICH COUNTY — On Sept. 21, 2017, a concerned citizen contacted Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) Conservation Officer Dakota Pray about a poached bull moose in Rich County.

Officer Pray responded to the scene, where he located a small bull moose. The moose was less than 100 yards off the road on private property up Cottonwood Canyon in Round Valley. After investigating, Officer Pray determined the moose had been shot several times with a .22 caliber firearm.

If you have information about this illegal killing — or any other wildlife crimes — please contact the UTiP hotline at 1-800-662-3337 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The DWR may offer a reward permit or monetary reward to anyone who provides information leading to the successful prosecution of the person responsible for this crime. A private individual has also contributed an additional $1,000 reward. Requests for confidentiality will be honored.