Officers on patrol

DWR conservation officers work to protect Utah's wildlife.

The dispatches below are a fraction of our ongoing efforts to protect your wildlife. If you have information on illegal wildlife-related activities, please let us know. Our success depends on the help of ethical hunters, like yourself.

Common hunting and fishing violations that conservation officers encounter

The deer you shot on public land ran onto private property and then died. You shot and killed what you thought was a spike elk only to discover that it was actually a cow elk. You just finished filleting the six rainbow trout you caught before realizing that the catch limit at the reservoir was actually four. Before you find yourself in any of these scenarios, here's what Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers would like you to know.

Pronghorn buck illegally killed in Beaver County

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers are seeking information after a trophy pronghorn buck was illegally killed and left to waste in Beaver County.

Deer poached, antlers removed in south-central Utah

In late January, two mature mule deer bucks were poached on the Fillmore-Oak Creek limited entry deer unit in south-central Utah. Whoever killed the deer hacked off their antlers and then tried to hide the animals under woodpiles.

Help sought in duck wasting case

Conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are asking for your help in finding those responsible for killing 22 ducks and then leaving the ducks to rot on a wildlife management area in Utah County.

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