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Wildlife officers seeking 3 poachers

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Once again, wildlife officers are asking for help in locating poachers.

Last month, near the Gooseberry area on the Fishlake National Forest, a young bear cub was shot and wounded by an arrow. The arrow struck the young cub in the lower back. Officers from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources found the wounded cub and euthanized it.

Officers believe that from the angle the arrow hit the cub that is was shot by someone in a tree stand. Three people were seen in the area. The three are believed to be from the Spanish Fork area.

The first is a white male in his 50s. The other two are younger, and both are white males. One was thin, the other heavier. Both are blond.

Last week, officers asked for help in locating individuals responsible for setting more than 65 snares in the Mount Dutton area near Panguitch. Seven cougars, 15 bobcats, two foxes and one dog were found in the snares.

There is a reward being offered. Those giving information will remain anonymous. Anyone with information can call the Help Stop Poaching Hotline 1-800-662-DEER or the DWR's southern office 435-896-6115.