DWR Seek Information About Deer Illegally Killed in Duchesne County
By Kristin Forbis, Apr 7, 2021
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.