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Still time to hunt turkeys in Utah

Hunters who have been afield during this spring's general statewide turkey hunt are finding good success — especially in southern Utah. If you don't have a permit for the hunt yet, it's not too late to get one. The hunt runs until May 31 and permits aren't limited in number, so you'll have no problem getting one.

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Memorial Day fishing should be great

Something special is waiting for Utah anglers on Memorial Day weekend this year. Statewide, this year should provide some of the best fishing we've ever seen in Utah.

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Fishing heats up at Pelican Lake

Pelican Lake is usually the first water, or "bass lake," to warm up in northeastern Utah each year. Even though the lake doesn't offer great fishing at ice-off, anglers don't have to wait long to catch bass and bluegill.

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Become a Hunter Education Instructor

Have you ever thought about sharing your passion for hunting with someone else? You can reach out to hundreds — or even thousands — of people by serving as a volunteer Hunter Education course instructor. Don't be concerned if you don't have any teaching experience.

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Hook pike and bass at Recapture

If you're looking for a quiet fishing hole off the beaten path — that provides an excellent chance to catch warmwater fish — Recapture Reservoir is the perfect spot. The reservoir is near Blanding in southeastern Utah, about 90 minutes south of Moab. It's nestled in some of the most beautiful country Utah has to offer.

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Carp removal at Pelican Lake

Biologists from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) are asking anglers and bow hunters to help them remove destructive carp from Pelican Lake. If the weather cooperates, the removal project at the water in northeastern Utah will happen May 15.

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Enjoy a day birding, helping biologists

Novice and expert birders alike can enjoy a day spotting birds while helping biologists gather data at the Moab Bird Club's annual bird walk. The free walk is open to the public. It will be held May 10. It starts at 8 a.m. on the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve near Moab in southeastern Utah.

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Board approves big game permits

Members of the Utah Wildlife Board heard some encouraging news about Utah's deer herds at their meeting on May 1. After hearing the news, the seven-member board approved 200 additional general season buck deer permits for this fall's hunts. Permits for the remaining big game hunts in Utah were also approved.

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See raptors at Flaming Gorge

If you have a case of cabin fever, viewing raptors in northeastern Utah might be the perfect way to cure it. From early spring through the summer months, you can watch ospreys and turkey vultures nest, raise their young and feed along the rocky shores of Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

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May is a great time to watch birds

May is the time of year when many birds display colorful plumage, some funky dance moves and fighting as they court potential mates. If you've been thinking about getting into birding, now is the perfect time to get started.

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