State wildlife officials are looking for suspects in two separate elk shootings earlier this month in the Vernal area, where the animals were left to rot.
The Division of Wildlife Resources said a bull elk was shot on or before Oct. 4 on Dyer Mountain, about 20 miles north of Vernal. After killing the elk, the shooter left the entire carcass to waste. The shooting took place at least two days before the opening of the general bull elk hunt.
On or before Oct. 10, a second bull elk was shot in the same area. Its carcass was found south of the Iron Springs campground.