SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) conservation officers are asking the public for information after a large bull elk was recently killed and left to waste near Mormon Flat in Morgan County on October 9.
“The animal was shot and killed and then left to waste,” DWR said in a news release. The incident occurred on private property.
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:
- By calling the UTiP Hotline at 800-662-3337
- The UTDWR Law Enforcement app
- By texting 847411
- Online through the DWR website
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 over 1,000 illegally killed animals valued over $387,000.