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State wildlife officials investigating 2 poaching incidents in Uintah and Iron counties

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Posted - Mar 26th, 2019 @ 5:45pm



SALT LAKE CITY — State Department of Wildlife Resources officials are investigating two separate poaching cases in Uintah and Iron counties.

The Uintah County case took place in early February east of Jensen, according to a news release from DWR. Two male pronghorn had been shot and killed, and a female pronghorn was wounded, officials said.

The female was later euthanized, DWR officials said. They believe the shooting occurred between Feb. 6 and 9.

On March 3, a DWR conservation officer found a doe and fawn deer that had been poached near Cedar City. The two animals were shot near the east frontage road north of the city several days before the officer found them, officials said.

There are no suspects in the case.

Anyone with information about either poaching incident is asked to call the DWR tip line at 1-800-662-3337.

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