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Get a close look at mule deer

Mule deer breed from early November through early December. That's why Brent Stettler has chosen Nov. 17 as the day to hold a mule deer watch in eastern Utah.

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Use more hooks, bow fish at night

Starting Jan. 1, you can have up to three hooks on your fishing line. And if you'd like to bow fish for common carp at night, you can. Those changes are among several fishing changes members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved for 2013.

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Rainbows and aggressive brown trout

If you've fished Deer Creek Reservoir in the summer — and in the fall — you probably had two completely different experiences. In the summer, the reservoir was probably filled with recreational boaters and personal watercraft.

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Very few big game changes

Some major big game hunting changes — including splitting Utah into 30 general deer hunting units — have happened in Utah in the past two years. 2013 should be a lot quieter.

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Big brown trout in Northeastern Utah

Beautiful fall colors aren't the only reason anglers are fishing Red Fleet, Starvation and Steinaker reservoirs right now. Many of them know fall is one of the best times of the year to catch brown trout — especially big brown trout.

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Free youth pheasant hunt

A few spots are still available to participate in a special youth pheasant hunt in central Utah. The hunt will be held Nov. 10 at the Pahvant Wildlife Management Area near Holden. There's no cost to participate.

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Big tiger trout at Scofield Reservoir

Scofield Reservoir is always a great place to fish in late fall. But if you want to catch a big tiger trout, fishing might be better than ever this fall.

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Two bull elk shot, left to rot

Two big bull elk were found rotting in northeastern Utah in early October. Wildlife officers need your help to solve the cases.

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Fishing the backwaters of Rich County

Phil Douglass, regional conservation outreach manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, provides tips, techniques and travel directions to help you enjoy the fishing treasures that Rich County offers.

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Utah's most prized big game permits

You can apply for next year's most prized Utah big game hunting permits — 2013 sportsman permits — starting Oct. 30. Only Utah residents can apply for sportsman permits.

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