Thursday, 14 August 2014 14:17
You can apply for a permit to hunt tundra swans in Utah this fall starting Aug. 26. You might want to apply as close to Aug. 26 as possible — the application period isn't very long. To be included in the draw for permits, applications must be received no later than 11 p.m. on Sept. 4.
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Thursday, 07 August 2014 16:48
With the start of Utah's first major hunt of 2014 just days away, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources have good news: in almost every area of the state, the number of buck deer will be similar to, or better, than it was last fall.
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:30
Archers can stay safe during this year's archery hunts by following a few, simple rules. Utah's general archery buck deer and elk hunts kick off Aug. 16. Kirk Smith, Hunter Education coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says every year, he receives reports of archery hunters injuring themselves.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:53
Summer is an important time to catch and release fish properly. Proper catch and release is especially important when temperatures are reaching the hottest they'll be all year. As the water warms, the amount of oxygen in the water declines. Less oxygen makes it harder for fish to recover after fighting with an angler.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 08:53
If you're a young person who's interested, but has little or no experience hunting ducks and geese, the Division of Wildlife Resources, the Utah Conservation Officers Association and the Utah Waterfowl Association have a deal for you — a free hunt guided by some of Utah's best waterfowl hunters.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:42
Wildlife biologists are recommending changes that could result in more chances to take bobcats in Utah this fall. The recommendations would also result in hunters taking about the same number of cougars this season. During the 2013–2014 season, a total of 330 cougars were taken.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 14:52
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 provide some of the state's best summer fishing.
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 12:01
It's official: a pair of California condors are raising a chick in Utah. Biologists were hoping a pair of California condors had hatched an egg. Their hopes were realized on June 25 when a condor chick made its first appearance on the edge of a nest.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 14:49
You can get up close and personal with as many as five species of bats at a special "Meet the Bats Night" in southeastern Utah. The Division of Wildlife Resources will host the free event on July 26 at the Ferron Canyon Picnic Area.
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:57
On Aug. 2, the Division of Wildlife Resources will host its annual Goat Watch on the Tushar Mountains east of Beaver. You could see as many as 100 mountain goats, and you might not need binoculars to see them. At some past viewing events, goats have gotten as close as 35 feet to those viewing them.
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