Friday, 31 August 2012 12:13
If you enjoy hunting deer with a bow and arrow — but you don't have a permit yet — the Division of Wildlife Resources has some good news: More than 700 general archery buck deer permits are still available, and you can get one now.
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Friday, 31 August 2012 12:12
You might not know it, but you're the key to fighting poaching in Utah. DWR officers catch plenty of wildlife violators on their own. But many more violators—including many who commit serious wildlife crimes—are caught because someone was watching and called the DWR.
Using ideas they received from more than 1,300 anglers last spring, fisheries biologists are recommending some fishing changes in Utah in 2013.
Friday, 31 August 2012 12:11
The Loa State Fish Hatchery is under temporary quarantine, the Division of Wildlife Resources announced Aug. 31. The quarantine comes after aquatic invasive species (AIS) biologists with the DWR found tiny New Zealand mud snails at the hatchery.
Friday, 31 August 2012 12:09
There will be plenty to do in and around the Wildlife Building at this year's Utah State Fair. Kids can catch fish at a fishing pond. Inside the building, you can see fish from across Utah in the building's aquariums and learn more about Utah's predators by touring "The Wild World of Predators" display.
Thursday, 23 August 2012 12:42
Utah's elk herds are doing well, but dry conditions this year have affected plants on the ranges elk rely on in the winter. To help protect the plants, on Aug. 16, the Utah Wildlife Board approved 1,450 additional cow elk hunting permits for this fall's hunts.
You can apply for a permit to hunt tundra swans in Utah this fall starting Aug. 27, 2012. To be included in the draw for permits, applications must be received no later than 11 p.m. on Sept. 5, 2012.
If you're 12 to 15 years oold — and you want to experience a guided waterfowl hunt you'll remember the rest of your life — you need to make a phone call no later than Sept. 8. If you're one of the lucky youngsters whose name is drawn, you'll get to participate in a free hunt that will be guided by some of the best waterfowl hunters in Utah.
Thursday, 23 August 2012 12:39
Mid to late August is a great time to be in the high country. The valleys might still be 95 degrees or hotter, but the high country is starting to cool down. And that means fishing in the high country is starting to heat up.
Thursday, 23 August 2012 12:38
If you spend time in the outdoors, there's a good chance you'll eventually come across a wild animal that's sick. If you find a wild animal or bird that's sick, it's best not to touch it or even go near it.
Friday, 17 August 2012 13:32
In addition to the chance to hunt for 107 days and take seven ducks a day, Utah's duck hunters have something else to look forward to this fall—for the first time in several years, scaup ducks can be taken during the entire 107-day hunt. And there won't be a reduced scaup limit.
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