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July 4 fishing hotspots

If you wake up early, or stay out late, some fantastic fishing is waiting for you over the July 4 holiday weekend. Rising temperatures are pushing fish to deep water during the warmest parts of the day. But fish are still shallow — and active — as the sun comes up in the morning and goes down at night.

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Get close to bats on Antelope Island

On June 27, a biologist with the Division of Wildlife Resources will trap and identify bats at Antelope Island State Park. And he's inviting you to join him. In addition to getting close to bats, you'll learn about the important role bats play in the natural world.

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Kid's Fishing Day at the Gigliotti Pond

On June 21, the Division of Wildlife Resources will sponsor its annual Kids' Fishing Day at the Gigliotti Pond in Helper. From 8 a.m. until noon, the DWR will lend fishing equipment and bait to those who don't have their own.

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Great summer fishing at Cleveland Res

A treasure trove of excellent summer fishing waters are waiting for you on the Manti-La Sal National Forest in central Utah. Cleveland sits in the middle of four additional reservoirs and a Blue Ribbon trout stream. Each of the six waters provide great fishing and beautiful scenery.

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Crow hunt approved in Utah

Starting this fall, hunters can help control a growing population of American crows in Utah. In addition to approving Utah's first crow hunt, members of the Utah Wildlife Board also increased the number of Canada geese and doves hunters can take this fall.

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What to do if you find a baby bird

It's not unusual to find newly hatched birds in your yard this time of the year. Placing the bird in the nearest tree is the right thing to do if you find one on the ground. Its parent will find and feed it soon.

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State record wiper caught at Newcastle

Russell Nielson had never caught a wiper before. Imagine his surprise when the first wiper he reeled in was a new Utah state record.

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Find a fawn? Here's what to do

It's not unusual to find a deer fawn or an elk calf in the woods—or even in town—this time of the year. If you find a deer fawn or an elk calf, what should you do with it?

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Learn how to catch kokanee salmon

You can learn how to catch kokanee salmon at a free seminar in Salt Lake City. And, if you attend, you might get a chance to use your new skills during a free guided fishing trip.

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Fall turkey hunt approved

Turkey hunters, don't pack your shotguns away just yet. Yes, the spring hunt is over. But another chance to hunt turkeys is coming up. On June 5, members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved a fall general season turkey hunt. It will be the first fall hunt held in Utah since 1984.

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