February 25, 2015, 3:47 pm
A plan to manage a prairie dog species that's found only in southwestern Utah is ready for review. Since 1973, the Utah prairie dog has been listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act. In late 2014, a ruling in federal court returned management authority for Utah prairie dogs — that are not on federal land in Utah — back to the state.
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February 20, 2015, 12:58 pm
This fall's deer hunt could be one of the best Utah's hunters have seen in years. If you want to participate, you need to submit your application soon. Applications to hunt deer, and other big game animals in Utah, are due online no later than 11 p.m. on March 5
February 20, 2015, 12:55 pm
If you want to experience the thrill of hunting a strutting, gobbling tom turkey, but you don't have a hunting permit yet, no problem — permits to participate in Utah's general turkey hunt are now on sale.
February 20, 2015, 12:49 pm
Seeing and hearing just one tundra swan is enough to take your breath away. Imagine seeing and hearing hundreds of them. You might at Tundra Swan Day on March 14.
February 6, 2015, 11:20 am
Feb. 9, is the last day you can take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the middle of a herd of wild elk at Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area. Muddy conditions and fewer elk are forcing managers to end the wagon rides early this year.
February 12, 2015, 1:19 pm
If you want to hunt or pursue black bears in Utah this year, you need to submit an application no later than March 2. You can apply for a bear hunting or a bear pursuit permit online. To be included in the draw for permits, your application must be received through the website no later than 11 p.m. on March 2.
February 6, 2015, 11:19 am
If you plan on hunting light geese in Millard County this winter, you'll need to tweak your schedule a bit. The hunt will not start on Feb. 28, as originally scheduled. Instead, it will start on March 2.
February 12, 2015, 1:11 pm
It's a sight you have to see to believe: thousands of white snow and Ross' geese lifting off Gunnison Bend Reservoir amid honks and the beating of wings. You can see this spectacle yourself on Feb. 27 and 28 at the annual Delta Snow Goose Festival. The festival will be held at and near Gunnison Bend Reservoir, just west of Delta. Admission is free.
February 6, 2015, 11:07 am
You must complete the online Antler Gathering Ethics course if you want to gather shed antlers in Utah between Feb. 1 and April 15. Gathering antlers that drop off the heads of deer, elk and moose is an activity that's grown in popularity across the country, including in Utah. The challenge with shed-antler gathering is that it happens during the worst time of the year for the animals and the habitat the animals rely on in the winter.
February 11, 2015, 1:57 pm
If you like to catch trout and other coldwater fish from the shore, pay attention to Utah's fishing reports — some of the best shore fishing of the year is about to begin. The ice has melted at most of the mid-elevation waters in Utah. In the next week or two, additional mid-elevation waters will also experience "ice off."
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