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Deer captured on Antelope Island

A recent deer transplant should help mule deer on Antelope Island State Park while giving two deer herds in southern Utah a "shot in the arm." In mid-January, 100 mule deer — all females — were captured on Antelope Island. Fifty of the deer were released on the San Juan, Elk Ridge deer unit in southeastern Utah.

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Free black bass workshop

In addition to learning how to catch bass, the black bass workshop on Feb. 7 will cover a wide array of topics related to the management of bass in the state. Those topics include the future of bass in Utah, how to get involved in the management of Utah's bass fishing waters, and illegal fish transplants and how they affect bass in the state.

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Depth is key for ice fishing

Putting your bait or lure at the depth the fish are — and then not moving it much — are the keys to catching fish through the ice. Part three of our ice fishing series will help you catch fish through the ice using the simple equipment mentioned in this story.

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Help decide how wildlife is managed

Your chance to join one of Utah’s wildlife advisory councils is almost over. Several positions will soon be open on Utah's five wildlife Regional Advisory Councils (RACs).

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Quagga mussels in Deer Creek

Starting immediately, you must decontaminate your boat before you leave Deer Creek Reservoir in north-central Utah. The requirement comes after DNA tests conducted by two laboratories found microscopic juvenile quagga mussels — called veligers — in a water sample taken at the reservoir.

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2015 Winter Bird Festival, Jan. 29-31

The 2015 St. George Winter Bird Festival will be held Jan. 29–31. The festival is your chance to see more than 100 species of birds in southern Utah's red rock country.

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Catch perch, win prizes

You can catch tasty yellow perch, eat a free lunch and win prizes at the first Fish Lake Perch Tournament. More than $3,500 in prizes will be awarded. And the tournament is completely free; just show up and catch all the perch you can.

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Basic equipment equals fun ice fishing

You don't need a lot of fancy equipment to catch fish through the ice in Utah. In the second in a four-part series providing tips to beginning ice anglers, we'll focus on the basic equipment you'll need to get started.

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Cold ice means hot fishing

January and February don't have to be dreary months. Visiting a frozen pond, reservoir or lake can brighten your day in a flash. That's right — those "crazy" people you see standing on the ice, at waters across Utah, aren't so crazy after all. They've found a fun way to get outside, breathe some fresh air and catch lots of fish.

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Burbot Bash cancelled

Due to rapidly deteriorating ice conditions and warmer weather forecasted over the next several days, the 2015 Burbot Bash has been cancelled.

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