DWR searches for information on pregnant doe illegally killed in Washington County

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are looking for information regarding a doe that was illegally killed in Washington County.

The animal was discovered on February 21 near Cottonwood Road. Upon further investigation, officers realized the doe had been pregnant when it was shot and killed. The fawn was also dead.

There were no hunts happening in the area at the time. Last year the DWR estimates a total of 1,283 wild animals and fish were illegally killed in Utah, valued over $609,000.

“Individuals who unlawfully kill big game animals and other wildlife are stealing opportunities from those who might otherwise legally enjoy these animals,” said Jordan Ence, DWR Conservation Officer.

Those with information regarding the illegal killing of this deer, or any other wildlife-related crimes in Utah, are encouraged to report it to DWR conservation officers by:

A reward may be made available for information leading to the successful prosecution of responsible parties, and requests for confidentiality are respected.

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