Utah – Twenty-two ducks were killed and left to rot in Utah County.
A person called the Utah Divison of Wildlife Resources’ Turn-In-A-Poacher hotline about several ducks that were left to waste on the Santaquin wildlife management area.
DWR officers found 22 ducks–18 mallards and three wigeons and a green-winged teal.
“Most of the birds were untouched, and it was apparent that whoever left the ducks made no effort to keep any of the meat. Officers suspect the birds were dumped in the area recently, as the ducks were untouched by scavengers,” DWR explained in a press release.
Conservation officers with DWR are asking for the public’s help to find the person responsible. Anyone with information can call the UTiP Hotline at 800-662-3337. Rewards are available, and requests for confidentiality will be honored, according to DWR.
Every year, conservation officers investigate the illegal killing of wildlife in Utah. Last year, officers confirmed more than 1,000 illegally killed animals valued at more than $379,000.