KANE COUNTY (RELEASE) — During the months of October and November, within about a two-week period, seven deer were poached and left to waste in Kane County.

The first incident occurred at the end of October. Four deer were found poached within approximately 200 yards of one another. The deer included a doe, a fawn, a spike buck and a small two-point buck.

Three of the four deer were shot at the base of the head. The fourth deer was shot in the spine.

Based on evidence at the scene, it appears that individuals were off-roading in the area, shooting deer and leaving them where they fell. None of the four deer were approached on foot, and no meat was harvested.

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The second incident also occurred at the end of October. This incident was several miles southeast of the first incident. A four-point buck was found dead. The evidence at the scene indicated this buck was shot in the head. The buck was left to waste.

The third incident occurred in early November, several miles east of the first incident. Two four-point bucks were found dead, approximately 500 yards apart. One buck had been shot at the base of the head. The other deer was shot in the heart. Again, no meat was harvested from the deer.

If you have any information about these cases, please call the Utah Turn-in-a-Poacher (UTiP) Hotline at 800-662-3337. A reward may be available for information that leads to the identification and successful prosecution of the individual(s) who poached these deer.