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Utah’s top ten places to fish this spring

Utah’s top ten places to fish this spring

Are you tired of waiting for the ice to melt at your nearest fishing spot? You don’t have to wait! Many water bodies open up in the next few weeks. Here is a list of my ten favorite springtime fishing destinations.


My first chukar hunt

My first chukar hunt

As a biologist, most of my interaction with wildlife has been limited to tadpoles — at least until last year. In January, I decided to try hunting for the first time. I wrapped up my last Hunter Education course and asked a coworker, John, if I could go chukar hunting with him over the weekend.


The ultimate petting zoo

The ultimate petting zoo

“Just get in there! Keep your head low. And remember to watch out for horns, hooves, elbows and flying pronghorn.” Everyone had advice.
“What have I gotten myself into?” I wondered. I was standing behind Elison, a local hunter and volunteer. This was his tenth pronghorn roundup, and he was just as excited as ever. This was my first roundup, and I was beginning to…


Wildlife never gets old

Wildlife never gets old

In my years with the DWR, there’s one day that really stands out. It was a warm spring morning at Pioneer Park Pond, and the Ogden Senior Citizen Center dropped by for an outing. The seniors enjoyed themselves as they always did, visiting with each other in the outdoors. At about that time, I saw a kid down at the pond catching…