DWR Seek Information About Deer Illegally Killed in Duchesne County

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is asking for any information from the public concerning a deer poaching incident in Duchesne County. A press release issued this week shares that conservation officers received information about a poaching incident on February 14th near Sam's Wash Road, south of Highway 40, in western Duchesne County. Upon investigation, officers discovered evidence that a deer was illegally killed, dragged to the road and then removed from the area by vehicle, either on or just prior to Valentine’s Day. Multiple boot prints found at the scene indicate that more than one person was involved in the illegal activity. Anyone with information regarding the illegal wasting of this deer, or any other wildlife-related crimes in Utah, is encouraged to report it...If you have information about this specific case, you can contact DWR Officer Jake Greenwood at 435-322-0599. Rewards are available, and requests for confidentiality are respected. Every year, Utah conservation officers conduct numerous investigations into the illegal killing of wildlife. In 2020, officers confirmed over 1,000 illegally killed animals valued over $379,000. If you have information, you can also call the UTiP Hotline at 1-800-662-3337. 



"illegal wasting"?

Although a deer may have been illegally harvested, where is the evidence to substantiate the accusation of "illegal wasting"?

Does anyone know if the meat was not eaten, the hide not tanned, and/or the antlers not mounted?

No, I don't know anything about this incident as I am an elderly, totally disabled, retired shut-in.

I just don't approve of news reporters failing to get clarification from their sources.

person John Robert Mallernee in Vernal, Utah

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