- Associated Press - Sunday, February 5, 2017

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) - Wildlife officials in Utah are investigating the illegal killings of three mule deer near Cedar City in recent months.

The Spectrum newspaper reports (https://bit.ly/2l7PB8s) that a hiker in January found two headless deer carcasses near a trail in Nichols Canyon.

Both are believed to have been killed out of season.

The deer are thought to have been killed and cleaned elsewhere and dumped at the location at a later date.

Authorities say a resident near Shurtz Canyon, south of Cedar City, three weeks ago reported finding another dead deer.



The deer also was believed to have been killed out of season.

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Information from: The Spectrum, https://www.thespectrum.com

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