ST. GEORGE – Wildlife officials are asking for the public’s help in a poaching case in Beaver County.
The remains of a 17-inch, 3×3 buck deer were found in a field just north of Beaver in late August. The incident was investigated by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers on Aug. 30, DWR officials said in a press release issued Tuesday.
“During the investigation, the officers were able to locate tire tread marks that led up to, and then away from, the carcass,” the release states.
“It appears the buck was shot and then intentionally left to waste.”
The poaching is believed by officials to have occurred between Aug. 27 and 29.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials are seeking any information regarding the circumstances surrounding the shooting and wasting of the deer.
A reward may be available to anyone who provides information leading to the successful prosecution of the person, or people, responsible for this crime.
Anyone with information about this or any other wildlife violation is asked to contact the DWR law officials listed below, or call the Utah Turn in a Poacher (UTIP) hotline at 1-800-662-3337.
Officer Brandon White
Lt. Paul Washburn
The last poaching reported in Southern Utah occurred in Iron County in December 2015.
While no arrests have been announced in these cases, an Iron County resident was arrested in August in connection with a 2015 poaching in Lincoln County, Nevada.
Over 200 deer were poached in Utah in 2015, according to the DWR.
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