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Fishing is heating up near the shore

Ice is melting and pulling away from the shore at some of Utah's mid-elevation waters. If you like to catch trout and other coldwater fish from the shore, pay attention to Utah's fishing reports — some of the best shore fishing of the year is about to begin.

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Learn to catch walleyes

Want to catch more walleye in Utah? If you answered yes, plan on attending the Annual Utah Walleye Seminar. The free seminar will be held in Salt Lake City on March 18. It starts at 7 p.m. in the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium, 1594 W. North Temple.

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Free beginning archery clinic in Moab

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to shoot a bow and arrow? A golden opportunity to find out is waiting for you on March 8. That's the day the Division of Wildlife Resources and LaSal Mountain Outfitters will host a free family archery shoot at the LaSal Mountain Outfitter's shop and indoor archery range.

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Antler hunters: Stay on roads & trails

Utah's Antler Gathering Ethics course started as a way to reduce wildlife harassment and habitat damage caused by those gathering shed antlers. The mandatory course, available online, started in 2009. The number of people who have completed the course and participated in shed antler gathering has grown. Unfortunately, recent actions by some who gather shed antlers is still a concern.

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General turkey permits on sale now

If you want to experience the thrill of hunting a strutting, gobbling tom turkey, but you don't have a hunting permit yet, no problem — permits for Utah's general turkey hunt go on sale Feb. 20, 2014.

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See hundreds of tundra swans

Seeing and hearing just one tundra swan is enough to take your breath away. Imagine seeing and hearing hundreds of them. You can at Tundra Swan Day. On March 15, the Division of Wildlife Resources will host Utah's annual Tundra Swan Day. Admission is free. The event will be held at the Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area west of Corinne.

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Watch the sky turn white

It's a sight you have to see to believe: thousands of white snow and Ross' geese lifting off Gunnison Bend Reservoir amid honks and the beating of wings. You can see this spectacle yourself on Feb. 21 and 22, 2014 at the annual Delta Snow Goose Festival.

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Time is running out

Time is running out to submit your application to hunt big game animals in Utah this fall. Applications to hunt big game — including deer — are due through wildlife.utah.gov no later than 11 p.m. on March 6.

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Apply for a bear permit

If you'd like to hunt bears during the spring season, or the fall season, the time to apply for a permit is almost here. You can apply starting Feb. 10, 2014.

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See mountain goats

When the snow gets deep in the winter, mountain goats along the South Slope of the Uinta Mountains move down onto ridges that are exposed to the sun. The southern sun and steep terrain provide a great wintering area for the goats — and a unique viewing opportunity for people.

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