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See kokanee salmon at Strawberry

About 800 kokanee salmon have swam up the Strawberry River from Strawberry Reservoir over the past few days as part of their annual spawning run. You can see hundreds of these bright red salmon — and possibly other wildlife, too — at the annual Kokanee Salmon Viewing Day on Sept. 21, 2013.

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See hawk, great horned owl release

Thousands of hawks, eagles and other birds of prey fly through Utah's crisp, clear skies every fall. You can watch as rehabilitators with Great Basin Wildlife Rescue release at least two rehabilitated Swainson's hawks and a great horned owl at Raptor Watch Day on Sept. 21, 2013.

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4,250 muskies stocked in Utah waters

More than 4,200 tiger muskies have a new home in Utah. On Aug. 23, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources stocked 3- to 5-inch tiger muskies into three reservoirs in the state.

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Board approves cougar hunting rules

Hunters took 331 cougars in Utah during the 2011–2012 season. And they're on pace to take that many again during the current season, which ends Nov. 10, 2013. On Aug. 22, members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved hunting rules that should result in about the same number of cougars being taken during the upcoming 2013–2014 season.

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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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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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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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