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Hunting changes to be discussed

Archery deer and pronghorn hunting might be allowed on some of Utah's waterfowl management areas in 2014. And eight different areas in Utah might receive transplanted mule deer. This change is among several changes Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are proposing for Utah's 2014 big game hunts.

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11,000 pheasants released in Utah

If it's been years since you hunted pheasants, it's time to grab your gun and head afield. More than 11,000 pheasants will be released on public hunting areas during Utah's upcoming pheasant hunt. The hunt opens on Nov. 2. But you don't have to hunt that day to get in on the action — pheasants will be released throughout the hunt.

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Hunters help California condors

A non-lead ammunition program has been greatly expanded in southwestern Utah this year. The program should reduce the number of California condors that get lead poisoning after eating the remains of big game animals. In addition to knowing they've helped the birds, hunters who use non-lead ammunition on the Zion hunting unit will be eligible for prizes.

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Utah's most prized big game permits

You can apply for next year's most prized Utah big game hunting permits — 2014 sportsman permits — starting Oct. 29.

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Green River fishing picks up

If the Green River's performance last year is any indicator, fishing this fall will be fantastic. Many anglers who fished the Green a month or two ago have stored their rods for the season. It's not uncommon to have your favorite fishing hole all to yourself this time of the year.

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Big trout at Scofield Reservoir

Scofield Reservoir is always a good place to fish in late fall. But this fall, the chance of catching a big tiger or cutthroat trout might be better than ever.

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Rifle buck deer hunt almost here

Utah's most popular hunt — the general rifle buck deer hunt — starts Oct. 19, 2013. More than 60,000 hunters, along with their family and friends, are expected to be in Utah's backcountry that day. If you have a permit for the hunt, here's what you can expect to find when you go afield.

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Catch big brown trout in NE Utah

Beautiful fall colors aren't the only reason anglers are fishing Red Fleet, Starvation and Steinaker reservoirs right now. Many of them know fall is one of the best times of the year to catch brown trout — especially big brown trout.

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Tips for the rifle buck deer hunt

If you're one of the lucky hunters who has a permit for the general season rifle buck deer hunt, getting prepared now is the key to a safe and successful experience that takes advantage of all that deer hunting has to offer.

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Great fall fishing in north-central Utah

Anglers in north-central Utah will be happy to learn that fishing is great at several waters right now. Mike Slater, regional aquatics manager with the Division of Wildlife Resources, says October and November are peak months for fishing.

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