Bull elk poached in Sevier County

The remains of a poached elk lie near Mill Meadow Reservoir in Sevier County Friday. Utah Division of Wildlife Resource conservation officers are looking for help in finding the person or persons responsible.

Just before Memorial Day weekend, someone illegally shot and killed a bull elk north of Mill Meadow Reservoir, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. 

“The animal was feeding in a meadow near the road when it was killed, and all the meat was left to waste,” said Eric Bond, conservation officer with the DWR. 

Conservation officers are now seeking the public’s help in identifying the person who killed the animal.

“We know someone has information related to the illegal killing of this animal, and we ask that they help us bring the responsible individual to justice,” Bond said. “Lawful hunters sometimes wait years to draw a permit and find acts like these senseless, wasteful and infuriating.”

The DWR seeks information related to the killing and waste of this animal. Anyone with information about this crime — or any other wildlife violation — is encouraged to call the Utah Turn-in-a-Poacher hotline at (800) 662-3337.

A monetary reward or limited-entry permit may be given to anyone who provides information leading to the successful prosecution of the person or persons responsible for this crime. Callers may request that their information remains confidential.

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