The Sunnyside bighorn herd consists almost entirely of rams, which number around 25, depending on the day and year. This particular group of bighorns is accustomed to both vehicle traffic and humans, and can often be observed and photographed at close range.
Scofield Reservoir is one of the most popular and heavily used fisheries in Utah. Recently, however, the reservoir has experienced some challenges that have reduced the number of anglers who fish there. The biggest challenge was the discovery of Utah chubs in the reservoir in 2005.
The DWR has been working to identify a pure population of Colorado River cutthroat trout and to develop a broodstock that can be used to repopulate areas in southeastern Utah. Those obstacles have finally been overcome, and we are ready to begin restoration efforts.
A polite young man in his 20s opened the trailer door. We asked to speak with the person who had taken the deer. He answered that we sure could. “Grandma,” he called out, “some game wardens want to see your permit.”
Last week, we held an open house at the College of Eastern Utah to discuss deer management. We had a good turnout. Eighty-one people registered, and we had some additional visitors who just wandered in to share their ideas. From the comments we got, attendees were pleasantly surprised.
The Southeastern RAC hopes to fill two vacancies this spring. Applications will be accepted between now and March 31, 2011.
Dozens of samples have been taken from Electric Lake and Red Fleet since the initial finding of invasive mussel larvae in 2008. All of the samples from both reservoirs have been negative for both the microscopic examination and follow-up DNA testing.
Have you ever wondered why there are fewer deer than years ago? Do you have good ideas on how to reverse this trend in order to increase the herds? Southeastern regional personnel are very concerned with recovering deer herds and want your help.
PacifiCorp has teamed up with the BLM Moab office and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to assist in the preservation of the ferruginous hawk, a state-sensitive species.
Scofield Reservoir is a premier fishing and recreation destination, and the primary source of culinary water for much of Carbon County. Since its earliest days however, the reservoir has experienced pollution from too much phosphorus.
On January 4, the Utah Wildlife Board approved several bear hunting changes for Utah’s 2011 seasons. These changes will be available in the 2011 Utah Black Bear Guidebook.
Just after Christmas, a large storm hit most of Utah. The storm came from the south. When storms come follow that flow, generally, southeastern Utah gets hit pretty hard. This storm was no exception.