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Possible fishing, hunting license change

If you're 14 to 17 years old, you might not have to pay as much to fish or hunt in Utah next year. On Aug. 22, the Utah Wildlife Board approved several fishing and hunting license changes. If the Utah Legislature approves the changes during its 2014 session, the changes would likely go into effect July 1, 2014.

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Apply for a swan hunting permit

You can apply for a permit to hunt tundra swans in Utah this fall starting Aug. 26, 2013. You might want to apply as close to Aug. 26 as possible — the application period isn't very long. To be included in the draw for permits, applications must be received no later than 11 p.m. on Sept. 4.

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Get a duck call, take an airboat ride

If you're 15 years of age or younger — and riding in an airboat and learning about duck hunting sounds like fun — you need to be at the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area on the morning of Sept. 7, 2013.

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Only two wood ducks a day

Very few hunters know where wood ducks are in Utah. But enough wood ducks are being taken that some hunters are becoming concerned about the health of the population. To keep a healthy population of wood ducks in Utah, on Aug. 22, the Utah Wildlife Board approved a change to Utah's daily duck bag limit.

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Great fishing at high-elevation waters

You can beat the heat, have fun and enjoy breathtaking scenery by grabbing your fishing pole and heading to Utah's mountains. High-elevation waters in Utah provide some of the state's best summer fishing

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DWR invites kids to Fishing Days

The Division of Wildlife Resources will stock two water bodies with rainbow trout for Kids' Fishing Days in September. The events will be held at Green River State Park in Green River on Sept. 14 and at the Huntington Game Farm Pond in Huntington on Sept. 21.

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Wildlife-friendly fencing at Tabby Mtn

Utah DWR personnel recently teamed up with several oil and gas companies to install pipe fencing along portions of the Tabby Mountain Wildlife Management Area. The fence is designed to help regulate livestock and human use while allowing safe crossing by wildlife.

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You're the key to fighting poaching

You might not know it, but you're the key to fighting poaching in Utah. "You're crucial to our law enforcement efforts," says Captain Rick Olson with the Division of Wildlife Resources. "We need your eyes, your help and your support.

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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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Low oxygen leads to dead fish

Don't be surprised if you see some dead fish in Utah this summer. For example, in the past two days, about 600 fish have died at Strawberry Reservoir at an area called the Ladders.

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