UT: Grantsville police chief has hunting permit revoked
October 2, 2010
Grantsville police chief has hunting permit revoked
Cell phone picture of Grantsville Police Chief Danny Johnson taken during
alleged poaching incident. GRANTSVILLE -- Wildlife officials have revoked
the hunting permit for Grantsville's chief of police in connection with an
alleged poaching incident.
Grantsville Police Chief Danny Johnson was recently hunting with his son
on a dirt road that traverses private property near Soldier Summit in
Central Utah. The son of a landowner took a cell phone picture of Johnson.
The landowner confronted Johnson and his son after they allegedly fired
at a deer on private property, shooting from the road.
Saturday, Johnson told KSL News his son did the shooting, with his
encouragement, and they didn't notice "private property" signs. He said he
turned himself in to wildlife officials after realizing the deer was on
"I've been a cop for 30 years, and I'm trying to do the right thing. I
made a mistake and I corrected the mistake as soon as possible," Johnson
Wildlife officers did not return KSL's calls, but Johnson said he
surrendered the deer and his hunting permit. He told us the case remains
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