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Low oxygen leads to dead fish

Don't be surprised if you see some dead fish in Utah this summer. For example, in the past two days, about 600 fish have died at Strawberry Reservoir at an area called the Ladders.

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Great fishing at high-elevation waters

You can beat the heat, have fun and enjoy breathtaking scenery by grabbing your fishing pole and heading to Utah's mountains. High-elevation waters in Utah provide some of the state's best summer fishing

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See ospreys at Flaming Gorge

Utah DWR invites the public to view one of our state's most interesting birds at this year's Osprey Watch. Stop by the Flaming Gorge Dam Visitor Center between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on July 13 to see and learn about this talented fishing hawk.

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Prepare for fall bird hunts now

Upland game birds and waterfowl are popular among beginning and veteran hunters alike. In Utah, it's fairly easy to find a place to hunt birds. And, in most cases, you only need a hunting license, not a specific permit, to hunt them.

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Get a bull elk permit starting June 27

More than 29,000 permits to hunt bull elk with a rifle or muzzleloader in Utah will go on sale at 8 a.m. on June 27. General archery elk permits will also go on sale June 27. General archery elk permits are not limited in number, though, so there's no rush to get one.

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Get a buck deer permit

If you don't have a permit to hunt buck deer in Utah this fall, you can still get one. More than 3,300 permits are still available.

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Hot fishing on the Fourth of July

If you're looking for a good place to fish over the July 4 holiday, Drew Cushing has some advice about waters you should try. Cushing, warm water sport fisheries coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says fishing should be "hot" at the following waters:

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Archery hunts approaching quickly

It's hard to believe, but the start of Utah's general archery deer and elk hunts is only about seven weeks away. Both the archery deer and elk hunts start Aug. 17.

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Wildlife-friendly fencing at Tabby Mtn

Utah DWR personnel recently teamed up with several oil and gas companies to install pipe fencing along portions of the Tabby Mountain Wildlife Management Area. The fence is designed to help regulate livestock and human use while allowing safe crossing by wildlife.

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Youth archery permits on sale July 11

If you're a young hunter who likes to hunt deer with a bow and arrow, but you don't have a permit to hunt in Utah this fall, you're in luck: Archery permits for young hunters go on sale July 11.

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