Two avid hunters reportedly had their elk stolen from camp in Utah.
Recently, in Lyman Lake, Utah, just south of the Utah/Wyoming border, a hunting trip quickly turned sour after two men shot two elk that were stolen from their hunting camp.
According to the Standard-Examiner, Tracy Jones, one of the hunters, stated that they were on their last day of a hunt on October 9, 2014. After taking down two elk, they packed them out of the remote area on horseback.
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It took them an estimated six hours to pack the elk from kill point to their base camp.
Shortly after returning to camp and processing the wild game accordingly, they left for a short while, only to find that their elk were stolen when they returned. The two elk, which were hung at base camp, were cut from the cargo ropes and nets, and loaded into what appeared from the tire tracks to be pickup trucks.
It is fairly uncommon, and more than unfortunate, for someone to steal a fully gutted and skinned animal from base camp.
If you have any information regarding this case, please call law enforcement at 1-800-662-3337.