Elk NetworkUtah Conservation Officers Seek Info after Bull Elk Killed, Left to Waste

General | October 29, 2021

Below is a news release from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers are seeking information from the public after a large bull elk was recently killed and left to waste.

The incident occurred on private property near Mormon Flat in Morgan County on Oct. 9. The animal was shot and killed and then left to waste. The bull elk was a 6×6, making it a trophy animal. DWR conservation officers received a report and are investigating the incident.

“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

There are currently no suspects in this case. The two individuals in this submitted photo (at the bottom of this post) may have been in the area at the time of the incident and may have valuable information about this case, so DWR conservation officers would like to talk to them.

If you have information about this specific case, you can also contact DWR Conservation Officer Brandon Olson at 801-541-3906 or brandonolson@utah.gov. 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.

(Photo source: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)