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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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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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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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What to do if you find a baby bird

It's not unusual to find newly hatched birds in your yard this time of the year. Placing the bird in the nearest tree is the right thing to do if you find one on the ground. Its parent will find and feed it soon.

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See bald eagles on June 13 and 15

You can see two adult bald eagles — and two eaglets that recently hatched — during free field trips in June. The Division of Wildlife Resources will host the field trips on Thursday, June 13 and Saturday, June 15.

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Hungry channel catfish in Utah Lake

The water isn't the only thing getting hot at Utah Lake — fishing for channel catfish is getting hot too. Scott Root, regional conservation outreach manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, expects catfish fishing to stay hot for the rest of the summer.

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Fishing heats up at Flaming Gorge

Despite fickle weather in northeastern Utah, water temperatures at Flaming Gorge Reservoir are approaching 60 degrees. Ryan Mosley, the lead aquatic biologist at Flaming Gorge, says these are the temperatures that make "magic" happen in the water.

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What to do if you find a deer fawn

It's not unusual to find a deer fawn or an elk calf in the woods — or even in town — this time of the year. If you find a deer fawn or an elk calf, the best thing to do is keep your distance and leave the animal right where you found it.

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So. Utah ready for summer anglers

Fish in southern Utah — including splake up to five pounds — are hungry and hitting hard after spending all winter under the ice. If you want to catch trout in Utah's Dixie, Navajo Lake and lakes on Boulder Mountain are good places to try in early June.

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See bighorn sheep on June 15

Those who live in Sunnyside share their town with some unique neighbors: A herd of wild Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. You can enjoy what those in Sunnyside get to enjoy at a free wildlife viewing event on June 15.

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