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Take your family to Bench's Pond

Just a few minutes northeast of Fairview is a hot little fishing hole called Bench's Pond. You may know it by one of its aliases: Beaver Dam Reservoir, or the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Pond. No matter what you call it, though, this pond is a great spot to take your family fishing.

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Free Fishing Day is June 8

If you're looking for a fun activity that's outdoors and close to home, mark June 8 on your calendar. June 8 is Free Fishing Day in Utah. You don't need a fishing license to fish in the state that day.

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Apply for an antlerless big game permit

You won't have to juggle a printed guidebook and a website when you apply for a cow elk, doe deer or doe pronghorn permit for this fall's hunts. Instead, everything you need to apply will be available in one spot on the Internet.

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See cutthroat trout at Strawberry

You don't have to be an angler to get a close look at cutthroat trout at Strawberry Reservoir. A free viewing event happens June 1.

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Bear safety tips

A fun weekend camping with your family and friends can turn tragic if you do things that lure bears into the area where you're camping. Fortunately, it's easy to keep bears away.

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Catch a tagged fish, win a prize

Tagged fish contests are happening, or will happen soon, at four lakes and ponds in northeastern Utah.

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Weber County's backyard fishing holes

Whether you're in the mood to catch lunker tiger muskie in Pineview Reservoir, or you're feeling adventurous and want to fish the upper part of Ogden River, Weber County offers a variety of spring fishing hotspots. Weber even has three community fishing ponds for days when you want to stay close to home.

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Great fishing Memorial Day weekend

For many families in Utah, fishing on Memorial Day weekend is a family tradition. Drew Cushing, warmwater sport fisheries coordinator, has suggestions for where you'll find waters that are easy to access and have large numbers of healthy fish.

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Stop mussels: clean, drain and dry

Searchers are still finding quagga mussels at Lake Powell. And, as Memorial Day weekend gets closer, you need to be aware of a three-step process you must put your boat through if it's been on the lake.

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Share your thoughts on fishing in Utah

If you like to fish in Utah, you have a golden opportunity right now to let fisheries biologists know your thoughts about fishing regulation changes the biologists are considering for 2014, and share your thoughts about fishing in Utah.

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