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Pronghorns get help with water

The Utah DWR has teamed up with Anadarko to give pronghorns south of Vernal some new water sources. The partnership has resulted in establishment of 12 new guzzlers, which provide water to animals in these parched lands.

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Family Fishing Day at Gigliotti Pond

On Saturday, June 22, the Division of Wildlife Resources will sponsor a Family Fishing Day at the Gigliotti Pond in Helper from 9 a.m. until noon. The event is free and the general public is invited to participate.

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Rattlesnake safety tips

Seeing a rattlesnake in your yard or in the wild can be a frightening experience. But it doesn't have to be. If you respect the snake and give it some space, there's almost no chance you'll have a negative encounter with it.

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Fun fishing that's close to home

Some of the best fishing you'll find in Utah might be only 15 minutes from your home. Utah is home to 49 community fishing waters. Most of the waters are found in cities along the Wasatch Front (from Logan to Santaquin). Several ponds are also found in and near Cedar City and St. George.

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See the SLC peregrine falcons

You can see and learn more about the peregrine falcons in downtown Salt Lake City during a free field trip on June 20. The field trip will happen on Temple Square at 6 p.m. Bob Walters, Watchable Wildlife coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, will lead the trip.

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Don't wait, take hunter education now

If you're a young person, some special hunting opportunities are waiting for you in Utah this fall. If you'd like to participate, but you haven't completed Utah's Hunter Education course, don't wait — make sure you complete the course soon

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Approved upland game hunt changes

You'll have to wait until Sept. 2 to hunt doves and pigeons in Utah this fall. But when the hunt starts, you can hunt band-tailed pigeons across the state. And you can have more mourning and white-winged doves in your possession.

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Big fish are lurking in Cache County

Cache Valley is home to some of the biggest fish in northern Utah, and this summer is a great time to catch one.

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Grouse and sandhill crane permits

Fall must be getting closer — applications for three different Utah game bird hunts will be accepted soon. Starting July 8, the Division of Wildlife Resources will accept applications for this fall's sage grouse, sharp-tailed grouse and sandhill crane hunts.

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DWR biologists hope for wolf delisting

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made an announcement today that could lead to the state of Utah managing gray wolves that make their way to Utah. Today, the USFWS announced that a rule to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species (ES) list will be placed in the Federal Register for comment.

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