Wildlife News

See Sunnyside's bighorn sheep

Those who live in Sunnyside share their town with some unique neighbors: a herd of wild Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep! A free wildlife viewing event on June 14 is your best chance to see the sheep. From 6 p.m. to dusk, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources will answer questions and suggest places in town to see the sheep.

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Free fishing on June 7

If you're looking for a fun activity that's outdoors and close to home, mark June 7 on your calendar. June 7 is Free Fishing Day in Utah. You don't need a fishing license to fish in the state that day.

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Share input on fishing in Utah

You can learn more about the changes the biologists are considering — and let them know your thoughts about their ideas — by taking a brief survey at the Division of Wildlife Resources' website.

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Utah's fishing license changes

Young anglers and hunters are among those who will benefit from upcoming license changes in Utah. And, if you like to fish with two fishing poles, you'll also benefit — no matter how old you are.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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