DWR is seeking information on the killing of buck deer and removing its antlers

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is asking for the public’s assistance in obtaining information about a deer that was killed in Sanpete County and had its antlers removed.

Officials at the DWR received a tip earlier this month after a person spotted the animal near Clarion Road between Barex Dairy Family Farm and the Redmond Salt Mine. It is about three miles north of the border between Sanpete and Sevier counties.

Antlers removed from buck deer

According to DWR officials, the antlers had been removed from the animal while the rest of the meat was wasted.

During the investigation, DWR officials had uncovered evidence showing the animal was likely killed elsewhere and taken by vehicle to the area where it was later discovered. Additionally, during the investigation, DWR officials determined that the animal was killed either on the night of January 3 or on the morning of January 4.

A blanket was also found during the investigation. DWR officials believe this blanket may have been used to move the deer from where it was killed to where it was found.

Anyone with information regarding this specific case is asked to call 801-850-8272. Rewards for information are available while requests for confidentiality are respected.

In 2021, DWR officials confirmed the illegal killing of more than 1,150 animals with an estimated value of $610.00.

How to report wildlife-related crimes

  • Call the UTiP hotline at 800-662-3337
  • The UTDWR Law Enforcement App
  • By SMS to 847411
  • online about the DWR website

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