CASPER, Wyo. — A mature “6×7 buck” deer has been found poached and left to waste in the Maple Hollow area east of Holden, Utah.
“It was killed with a high-powered rifle and then left to waste just off the side of the road,” the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said on Monday, Nov. 25. “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.”
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The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is looking for any information about the crime.
“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,” they said. “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. Requests for confidentiality will be honored.”