This four-point buck was shot illegally (with archery equipment) then struck by a vehicle near Henefer.


DWR officers are seeking information that could lead to the apprehension and prosecution of the individual(s) that shot a four-point buck deer with archery equipment and fled the area.

The deer was left to die with no attempt to salvage any part of the deer.

If you were driving on UT Highway 65 going south from Henefer City on November 16, 2017 between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m., and you happened to see some individuals with archery equipment parked near the historical monument that is just to the south of Henefer, please call the area conservation officer, Jonathan Moser, or the UTIP hotline (800-662-3337).

The buck deer was resting on an embankment above the roadway when it was shot with a broad-head tipped hunting arrow. The archer likely shot from across the roadway to hit the buck deer. The buck deer then jumped up, ran down the embankment and was struck by a vehicle passing through the area. The vehicle that hit the deer slid off the road and hit the embankment.

If this scenario sounds familiar to you, or you know anything about this incident, please call us. DWR officers would like to talk to you.

The archers were hunting out of area, outside the Wasatch Front Extended Archery unit. There was no active hunt for buck deer in that part of Summit or Morgan counties.

Unethical and illegal hunting activity hurts everyone. It robs opportunity from law-abiding citizens of our state to enjoy the wildlife resources we all cherish. It hinders the efforts of DWR officials to manage the wildlife entrusted to them.

Please report wildlife law violations. A reward is possible for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the individual(s) who shot and abandoned this deer. Requests for anonymity will be honored.