59 ducks left to waste in South Salt Lake dumpster
A total of 59 ducks were found in a dumpster in South Salt Lake.
Earlier this month several dozen deceased ducks were dumped and found devastated. When the officers arrived they counted 59 ducks and one western diver in the trash. No attempt has been made to save meat from the birds, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
DWR officers discovered that ducks and grebes were harvested in Idaho and then transported to Utah.
DWR is currently working with the Idaho Fish and Game on the investigation and suspects have been identified.
“DWR officials want to remind hunters and anglers to always behave legally and ethically. Even when wild animals are legally harvested, it is important to use the usable portions of meat and not to waste them – which is illegal,” DWR said in one Press release stated.
“We would also like to thank those who take the time to report wildlife violations, as countless cases are carried out every year thanks to public support,” said DWR officer Josef Lehr.
Individuals with information about the illegal killing of protected wildlife in Utah or about wildlife-related crimes are encouraged to call the UTiP hotline at 800-662-3337 or see the activities at Wildlife.utah.gov Report.