(KUTV) -- A headless buck deer was discovered in an irrigation station by the western shoreline of Utah Lake, near Mosida Farms, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reported.
DWR conservation officers investigated the scene Thursday and determined the buck had been shot with a rifle, likely in the week before its discovery.
The buck's head had been removed and its body was dumped at the irrigation station, DWR said.
Anyone with information about the illegal killing of this buck, or any other animal, is encouraged to call the Utah Turn-in-a-Poacher hotline at 800-662-3337.
Rewards are available and requests for confidentiality are respected.