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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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Shoot with the USA Shooting Team

Beginning and expert marksmen and women alike will have the chance to meet and learn from USA Shooting Team members at a "Breaking Clays" event in Salt Lake City. Join the team members and volunteer instructors on Aug. 24 and 25 for two days of shooting instruction and practice.

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Guided youth waterfowl hunt

If you're a young person who has little or no experience hunting ducks and geese, the Division of Wildlife Resources and the Utah Waterfowl Association have a deal for you — a free hunt guided by some of Utah's best waterfowl hunters.

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Deer numbers, hunting conditions vary

When Utah's general archery buck deer hunt starts Aug. 17, depending on which unit you have a permit for, you might see wet conditions and more bucks or fewer deer and drier conditions.

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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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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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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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Carbon County family fishing event

On Saturday, Aug. 10, the Division of Wildlife Resources will sponsor a family fishing event at the Carbon County Fairgrounds pond in Price. The free event runs from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

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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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