MILLARD COUNTY, Utah, Nov. 25, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers are investigating the illegal killing and waste of a mature 6×7 buck deer this month.
The deer was found east of Holden, in the Maple Hollow area of Millard County, said a press release from the Utah DWR.
“It was killed with a high-powered rifle and then left to waste just off the side of the road,” the press release said. “Investigating officers believe the buck was killed in mid-November, when there were no open hunts in the area.”
Because of its size, the buck is legally defined as a trophy animal under Utah state law, with a minimum restitution value of $8,000, the news release said.
Conservation officers are asking the public for help identifying the individual or individuals responsible for the illegal killing and waste of the buck. If you have any information about this crime — or any other wildlife violation — please call the Utah Turn-in-a-Poacher (UTIP) hotline at 1-800-662-3337.
A monetary reward or general deer permit may be given to anyone who provides information leading to the successful prosecution of those responsible for this crime, the news release said. Requests for confidentiality will be honored.
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