- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE, Utah (AP) - State wildlife officials are investigating after they say nine ducks were shot and left to die at a park in Weber County.

The Standard-Examiner reports (https://bit.ly/1WsLsEu ) that officials and county animal control officers were called to the Marriott-Slaterville park after a bus driver reported seeing the animals Tuesday.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officer Devin Christensen confirmed Wednesday that the ducks had been killed with shotguns.

He says whoever is responsible for the killings could face a misdemeanor charge of waste of wildlife. The suspects could also face more serious charges of felony poaching if the animals were found to be killed after duck season ended Jan. 17.

No arrests have been made.

The case remains under investigation.

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