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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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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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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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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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A few more pheasants this fall

A few more pheasants should be available to hunt in central and northern Utah this fall. And good numbers of quail should be available to hunt in various parts of the state. Utah's pheasant and quail hunts start Nov. 3.

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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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Fewer deer being killed

Two wildlife crossing structures have allowed more than 300 deer to cross safely under two busy roads this year. The two crossings—one in Box Elder County and one in Summit County—are just two examples of crossings across Utah that are reducing the number of deer that are hit and killed by vehicles.

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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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Keep more fish at Manila Creek pond

Starting Oct. 11, you can keep up to eight fish a day at Manila Creek Park Pond in Pleasant Grove.

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Still a chance to hunt cougars

If you don't obtain a limited-entry cougar hunting permit this year, no problem—you can still hunt cougars in Utah. Permits to hunt on harvest-objective units go on sale Nov. 1.

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