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Utah DWR seeks info. after trophy bull elk killed, left to waste

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Oct 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-22 13:50:56-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers are seeking information after a large bull elk was recently killed and left to waste.

According to a Friday release, the incident occurred on private property near Mormon Flat in Morgan County on Oct. 9. The animal was shot and killed and then left to rot.

The bull elk was a 6×6, making it a trophy animal.

“Currently, there are no known suspects identified in the case,” DWR Conservation Officer Brandon Olson said. “Investigating officers received information that the two individuals in the submitted photo may have been in the area at the time of the incident and may have valuable information pertinent to the case. We would like to get additional information from the two men, so if you recognize either of the individuals, please contact us.”

Anyone with information regarding the killing of this elk, or any other wildlife-related crimes in Utah, is encouraged to report it to DWR conservation officers in one of the following ways:

If you have information about this specific case, you can also contact DWR Conservation Officer Brandon Olson at 801 541-3906. 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 [wildlife.utah.gov] over 1,000 illegally killed animals valued over $387,000.