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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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Rifle deer hunt starts Oct. 20, 2012

The general rifle buck deer hunt—Utah's most popular hunt—starts Oct. 20. More than 52,000 hunters, along with their family and friends, are expected to be in Utah's backcountry that day.

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Rifle deer hunt permits still available

If you want to participate in this fall's rifle buck deer hunt—but you don't have a permit yet—wildlife officials have some great news: More than 1,300 permits are still available to hunt in northern Utah.

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Tips for the rifle buck deer hunt

If you're one of the lucky hunters who has a permit for the general rifle buck deer hunt, getting prepared now—by gathering materials and gaining knowledge—is the key to a safe and successful hunt.

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October: The best month to fish

The best fishing of the year is about to begin. There's no better time to fish than October. And the beautiful fall scenery and the cooler temperatures aren't the only reasons why.

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Youth get first crack at pheasants

Young hunters will be the first hunters to pursue Utah's most popular upland game bird this fall. On Oct. 13—three weeks before the regular pheasant hunt starts—those who are 15 years of age or younger can hunt pheasants in Utah.

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DWR director announces his retirement

Jim Karpowitz has served Utah's residents and the state's wildlife for the past 34 years. On Sept. 26, he announced that he'll retire from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on Dec. 1.

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Lots of water, plenty of ducks

Blair Stringham, migratory game bird coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, has some great news to share about this fall's waterfowl hunt: "All of our waterfowl management areas are loaded with ducks right now — especially pintails."

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Ogden River section now "Blue Ribbon"

The Utah Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council voted Sept. 20 to designate a newly restored section of the Ogden River as a "Blue Ribbon Fishery." The 1.1-mile restored section of the Ogden River is the forty sixth water body in Utah to be recognized, protected and appreciated for its unique recreational qualities.

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Plenty of bull elk in Utah

Utah's 2012 general rifle bull elk hunt kicks off Oct. 6. And permits for the hunt are almost gone.

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