The suspected poacher was boiling a deer head in his Salt Lake City apartment.
It was April, according to court documents, and a tipster reported the suspected head-boiling to the Division of Wildlife Resources. When two investigators eventually showed up on April 9, they found a man who, the documents state, admitted to shooting a 3-point buck months earlier with a .22-caliber Ruger rifle. The man shot the deer in a field near his work, the documents add.
The man said he was boiling the head to create a "European Mount."