Bow hunter, spotter seen in Round Valley
A bow hunter and a person serving as a spotter were seen in Round Valley in late November, the Park City Police Department said, another in a series of hunting cases reported to the authorities since the fall.
Darwin Little, a police lieutenant, said a person contacted the Police Department after seeing the two in Round Valley. The police report was logged at 9:22 a.m. on Nov. 26 at a trailhead off Round Valley Way.
Little said a police officer responded and found the spotter on or close to Uintah Court, a small street off Silver Cloud Drive on the edge of Park Meadows. The spotter told the police he was searching for deer, Little said. The officer asked the spotter to call the hunter to the police vehicle.
The hunter told the police he was not aware hunting is prohibited in Round Valley and apologized, Little said. The officer informed the two hunting is not allowed inside the Park City limits.
The officer warned the two. The hunter is a 20-year-old man from Heber while the spotter is a 22-year-old man from Wallsburg.
The Police Department has long said hunting is especially dangerous inside Park City. They say some of the places hunters have been spotted over the years are close to neighborhoods. The land is also popular with hikers and bicyclists.
"The people out there recreating on the trails aren’t dressed in hunter orange," Little said. "Those trails should be safe for them."
The hunting reports in the fall included cases on Marsac Avenue and off S.R. 248. Another case, logged in October, involved the carcass of an elk found in Round Valley.
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