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GSL Nature Center needs volunteers

Do the birds, plants and wetlands around Great Salt Lake interest you? Would you like to learn more about them and then share what you learn with others? If yes, the Robert N. Hasenyager Great Salt Lake Nature Center wants you as a volunteer naturalist.

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Good ice fishing, close to home

Once you have the basics down, what's standing between you and a great ice fishing experience in Utah this winter? Maybe only one thing: Knowing which waters to fish.

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DWR learns what killed bald eagles

Laboratory results have confirmed what officials with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources have been suspecting: West Nile virus killed the bald eagles that have died in Utah over the past few weeks.

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Catch fish by finding the right depth

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. And using some simple devices that will help you know when you have a fish on the end of your line is a big help too.

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Biologists keeping an eye on deer

As they do every winter, biologists will monitor the state's deer herds closely until winter ends. If conditions get too severe, the biologists are ready to feed deer specially designed pellets that will help them get through the winter.

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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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Forest grouse hunt isn't over yet

December can be a great month to hunt forest grouse in Utah. As the state's big game hunts wind down, upland game hunters have more of the mountains to themselves. For forest grouse hunters, that means more time in higher elevations during the last month of the hunt.

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Chukar hunting improves with winter

The onset of winter is good news for chukar hunters. Once snow starts to fall, the birds concentrate in smaller areas. And that makes it easier to find coveys of birds.

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Board approves hunting changes

Archery deer and pronghorn hunters will be allowed to hunt on six Utah waterfowl management areas in 2014. And, if the need arises, eight different areas in Utah are on a list of areas to receive transplanted mule deer. The changes are among several big game changes the Utah Wildlife Board approved on Dec. 5

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Cold ice means hot fishing

Those "crazy" people you see standing on the ice at waters across Utah in the winter aren't so crazy after all. They know a layer of cold ice means hot fishing in the water just under it.

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