(Press release) - Conservation Officers from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) are asking for the public's help in solving a poaching incident of two 4 x 4 bull elk in the second Water Creek drainage in Spanish Fork Canyon. Both elk were found within 50 yards of each other. The elk were abandoned and wasted. It is believed that the elk were shot during the spike-only general elk hunting season. The drainage of Second Water is generally accessed by vehicles from the Sheep Creek Road which runs between Spanish Fork Canyon, Diamond Fork Canyon and Strawberry Reservoir.
Two hunters found the bull elk and notified the Division of Wildlife Resources. The DWR is asking anyone who was in the area on Saturday, Oct. 10, and may have information regarding the incident or anyone who may have information in general on the poaching incident to contact the DWR's Poaching hotline at 1-800-662-DEER.
Informants can remain anonymous and may be eligible to receive a limited entry elk permit for the arrest and conviction of those involved with the incident.
(Courtesy the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)