Reward Offered for Information about Poached Elk in Uintah County

Oct 26, 2012

Division of Wildlife officials in Vernal are asking for help from the public in solving two separate poaching cases earlier this month.

DWR Conservation Officer Bryan Clyde said the first elk was shot and killed around October 4 on Dyer Mountain. The 6x6 bull elk carcass was left to completely waste. The only hunts going on in the area at the time where the muzzle loader deer and antlerless cow elk hunts.

The second case occurred less than a week later, on or before October 10. The elk, also a 6x6 bull, was killed on the same unit as the first case. The wasted carcass of the second bull was found south of the Iron Springs Campground, after the general bull elk hunt began on October 6.

Clyde said it was very unfortunate to find bulls that large left to waste.

"Many hunters look forward to getting a chance at bulls like these. It's disheartening to see two big bulls shot and left to rot."

Anyone with information about either of these cases is asked to contact Clyde at 435-790-4630. If the information given leads to a successful prosecution, the informant will be eligible for a reward from the Division of Wildlife Resources.