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UINTAH COUNTY — A popular buck deer in Naples City was shot and left to waste.
Bryan Clyde, conservation officer with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, received information through the Utah Turn in a Poacher (UTiP) hotline 1-800-662-DEER (3337) regarding a buck that was shot and left to waste in a field in Naples, Utah.
The 3X8 buck was killed on or before October 18, 2013. There were no hunts in the Naples area allowing the use of a firearm until October 19, when the general season rifle hunt started.
"I'm sure a buck like this was being watched by quite a few people in the area, so hopefully someone knows something about the incident," states Officer Clyde.
If you know any details about this incident, please call Bryan Clyde directly at 435-790-4630, or you can call the Utah Turn in a Poacher hotline at 1-800-662-3337. Caller identity can remain anonymous and monetary incentives are possible for information leading to a successful prosecution.