Two bull elk shot and left to rot in Northeastern Utah

- SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Wildlife officers need some help to solve two separate cases of poaching in the northeastern part of the state in early October.

Two big bull elk were shot and killed and left to rot on the mountain. The first bull elk was shot on or before October 4th. The Division of Wildlife Resources says the person who shot the 6 x 6 bull left the entire carcass to waste on Dyer Mountain, which was an area that the bull elk hunt wasn't open in yet.

The second elk, another 6 x 6 bull, was shot on or before October 10th. It was found south of the Iron Springs campground, where the general bull elk hunt had started.

Both areas where these elk were found are about 20 miles north of Vernal.

DWR officers are asking for the public's help to solve these cases. If the information you provide leads to a successful prosecution, you will be eligible to receive a reward from the division.

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