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DWR seeks input on fishing changes

Several wildlife-related items in Utah — including some fishing license changes — are among the items you can provide your input about at an upcoming series of public meetings.

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Meet the Bats Night, Aug. 2

You can get close to bats at a free "Meet the Bats Night." A event will be held the evening of Aug. 2 at the Nash Wash Wildlife Management Area east of Green River. During the event, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources will catch bats using a fine mesh net strung across a pond.

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See mountain goats in unique terrain

You could see as many as 100 mountain goats on Aug. 3 during a free mountain goat viewing event. And you may not need binoculars to see them. At some past viewing events on the Tushar Mountains, goats have gotten as close as 35 feet to those viewing them.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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