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Good ice fishing, close to home

Putting your bait or lure at the depth the fish are — and then not moving it much — are the keys to catching fish through the ice. And using some simple devices that will help you know when you have a fish on the end of your line is a big help too.

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Catch fish by finding the right depth

Putting your bait or lure at the depth the fish are — and then not moving it much — are the keys to catching fish through the ice. And using some simple devices that will help you know when you have a fish on the end of your line is a big help too.

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Tips for staying safe in cougar country

If you live in an area that has mule deer in or near it, cougars may be in the area too. John Shivik, mammals coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says deer are the main animal cougars prey on, especially in the winter.

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Don't feed the deer

Even though it's part of nature, watching deer struggle through deep snow — trying to find something to eat — can be tough to watch. As snow starts to fall in Utah, however, Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are issuing a plea: Don't feed the deer.

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Free mule deer viewing event

If winter arrives, you could see as many as 100 mule deer at a Dec. 8 viewing event near Price. The Division of Wildlife Resources is sponsoring the free mule deer watch from 3–6 p.m. that day.

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Giving young people a chance to hunt

On Dec. 6, members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved an unlimited number of special youth archery permits. If they've passed Hunter Education and have a bow and arrow, hunters 18 years old and younger are guaranteed a chance to hunt buck deer in Utah next fall.

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Cold ice means hot fishing

That's right — those "crazy" people you see standing on the ice at waters across Utah in the winter aren't so crazy after all. They know a layer of cold ice means hot fishing in the water just under it.

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Basic equipment equals fun ice fishing

You don't need a lot of fancy equipment to catch fish through the ice in Utah. In the second in a four-part series providing tips to beginning ice anglers, we'll focus on the basic equipment you'll need to get started.

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Greg Sheehan named DWR Director

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and the Utah Department of Natural Resources are pleased to announce the selection of Greg Sheehan as the new director of the Division of Wildlife Resources. Sheehan, a department employee with 20 years' experience, has been the DWR's Administrative Services chief since 2002 and has served in key advisory and administrative roles for some of the agency's most notable successes.

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The perfect Christmas gift

Looking for that perfect gift for the angler or hunter on your Christmas list? If so, a Utah fishing or hunting license might be the answer. These licenses make great Christmas gifts. And they're easy to buy.

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