Evanston Game Warden Nick Roberts discovered the vandalized sign, a Ver-Mac portable changeable message sign, had been shot nine times with a .22 caliber firearm and reported the vandalism to the Uinta County Sheriff’s Office.
“Four of the individual display panels will need to be replaced,” Roberts said. “The bullets sealed the Plexiglas as they went through, but the panels will need to be replaced to the tune of more than $1,300.00. The sign, one of which was paid for with money from local fundraising efforts by the Muley Fanatic Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation, now the Muley Fanatic Foundation, is there to protect motorists and wildlife. The entire sign unit costs $16,000.00, with each panel costing more than $300. Unfortunately, someone recklessly vandalized the sign, creating the potential hazard of a wildlife and vehicle collision and costing a lot of money to fix the sign.”
Anyone with information on this vandalism is urged to call the Uinta County Sheriff’s Office at 307-782-7432.