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Deer hunting permits reduced slightly

On May 2, the Utah Wildlife Board approved a slight decrease in the number of general buck deer permits available for hunts in Utah this fall.

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Catch a fish, win a prize

You can add some extra excitement to your next fishing trip by registering for the Fish for Millions contest. If you register for the contest, and then catch a tagged fish in Utah, you could win as much as $2 million!

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DWR holds fishing open houses

You can learn more about your favorite fishing water, and share ideas with the biologists who manage it, by attending a fishing open house. Starting May 14, open houses will held throughout Utah.

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Shoot for free in Green River

Green River youth can learn how to shoot a .22 rifle on May 11 at the Green River Shooting Sports Park east of town.

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Bird walk in the Wetlands Preserve

You can enjoy beautiful spring weather and see colorful birds during a free bird walk at the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve held in commemoration of the International Migratory Bird Day.

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Migratory birds arriving in Utah

Waterfowl and birds of prey have started arriving in northeastern Utah. Now that the ice and snow are melting, it's the perfect time to get out and see these migratory birds.

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Green River research on flow changes

Six years ago, a controversial water policy was adopted for one of the best trout fishing waters in the country—the Green River below Flaming Gorge Reservoir in northeastern Utah.

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Dove, pigeon hunt recommendations

You might be allowed to hunt band-tailed pigeons across Utah this fall. The following are among the changes Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are recommending for this fall's upland game hunts:

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Greater sage grouse plan

Governor Gary R. Herbert today announced the completion of a conservation plan to preserve greater sage grouse in Utah. The plan will protect more than 90 percent of Utah's greater sage grouse through incentive-based provisions on private and school trust lands, and through reasonable regulation by federal agencies that manage land in Utah.

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Mountain goats on the La Sals

Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are considering releasing mountain goats on the La Sal Mountains in southeastern Utah. But before they do, they want your input.

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