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Rattlesnake safety tips

Seeing a rattlesnake in your yard or in the wild can be a frightening experience. But it doesn't have to be. If you respect the snake and give it some space, there's almost no chance you'll have a negative encounter with it.

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Fun fishing that's close to home

Some of the best fishing you'll find in Utah might be only 15 minutes from your home. Utah is home to 49 community fishing waters. Most of the waters are found in cities along the Wasatch Front (from Logan to Santaquin). Several ponds are also found in and near Cedar City and St. George.

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Big fish are lurking in Cache County

Cache Valley is home to some of the biggest fish in northern Utah, and this summer is a great time to catch one.

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DWR biologists hope for wolf delisting

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made an announcement today that could lead to the state of Utah managing gray wolves that make their way to Utah. Today, the USFWS announced that a rule to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species (ES) list will be placed in the Federal Register for comment.

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So. Utah ready for summer anglers

Fish in southern Utah — including splake up to five pounds — are hungry and hitting hard after spending all winter under the ice. If you want to catch trout in Utah's Dixie, Navajo Lake and lakes on Boulder Mountain are good places to try in early June.

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Hungry channel catfish in Utah Lake

The water isn't the only thing getting hot at Utah Lake — fishing for channel catfish is getting hot too. Scott Root, regional conservation outreach manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, expects catfish fishing to stay hot for the rest of the summer.

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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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What to do if you find a deer fawn

It's not unusual to find a deer fawn or an elk calf in the woods — or even in town — this time of the year. If you find a deer fawn or an elk calf, the best thing to do is keep your distance and leave the animal right where you found it.

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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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Fishing heats up at Flaming Gorge

Despite fickle weather in northeastern Utah, water temperatures at Flaming Gorge Reservoir are approaching 60 degrees. Ryan Mosley, the lead aquatic biologist at Flaming Gorge, says these are the temperatures that make "magic" happen in the water.

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