Authorities Search For Answers In Hawk Killing Spree

Nov 27, 2013

One of the hawks killed near Smithfield, Utah this month.
One of the hawks killed near Smithfield, Utah this month.
Credit Department of Wildlife Resources

Eight hawks have been found killed in Cache Valley over the course of the last two weeks.

The raptors were shot with small-caliber firearms near 400 West in Smithfield and officials believe it is the same individual or individuals behind the killings.

Chris Schulze, conservation officer with the Division of Wildlife Resources, and conservation sites director at Hawkwatch International Dr. Steve Slater discuss the situation and the issues surrounding Hawk killings in Utah.


Authorities are attempting to track down those responsible the hawk killing spree and are asking the public for help. Anyone with information in connection to the shootings can call Schulze directly at 435-760-5910 or the Utah Turn in a Poacher Hotline at 1-800-662-3337.