SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Three northern Utah hunters face felony
charges after they were caught killing more than their licenses
permitted, according to the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources.
The DWR says that on September 17, a father and his son recklessly
fired their rifles at a herd of 60 pronghorn antelope on the Woodruff
Wildlife Management Area in Rich County. After the shooting was over,
five pronghornóthree bucks and two doesówere dead.
The DWR said each man had a permit to take a doe, but neither man had
a permit to take a buck.
In a separate case on September 10, the DWR says a hunter shot three
mountain goats near Ben Lomond Peak, even though his permit allowed him
to take only one goat.
The DWR says the hunters were caught through witness accounts.
According to the DWR, all three violators face potential third degree
felony charges that could carry fines of up to $5,000 and a jail
sentences of up to five years, along with restitution fines of $6,000
per mountain goat and $400 per pronghorn.
The DWR said the violators might also lose their hunting privileges
in Utah and the other states involved in the Interstate Wildlife
The DWR encouraged hunters and outdoors enthusiasts to report
poaching if wildlife violations occur.
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