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The front line against poaching: You

You might not know it, but you're the key to fighting poaching in Utah. DWR officers catch plenty of wildlife violators on their own. But many more violators—including many who commit serious wildlife crimes—are caught because someone was watching and called the DWR.

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Beat the heat, fish the high country

Mid to late August is a great time to be in the high country. The valleys might still be 95 degrees or hotter, but the high country is starting to cool down. And that means fishing in the high country is starting to heat up.

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Don't go near a sick animal

If you spend time in the outdoors, there's a good chance you'll eventually come across a wild animal that's sick. If you find a wild animal or bird that's sick, it's best not to touch it or even go near it.

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Fishing in the Cottonwood Canyons

If you live along the Wasatch Front, you may already know about the hiking trails in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons. The wildflower-lined trails provide a perfect way to beat the heat and escape the busy life of the city. But did you know that the lakes you pass while hiking are full of fish?

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Central Utah's best fishing in July

Where is the heart of an outdoors enthusiast in July? High in the mountains, where the air is cooler, the grass greener and the flowers in bloom. A place where the only night lights are the stars and moon.

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Guzzlers provide precious water

Three new guzzlers in northeastern Utah are helping wildlife find water during this severe drought.

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Fishing in the Uinta Mountains

A mix of fishing experiences, ranging from simple day trips to extended wilderness adventures, are waiting for you in the Uinta Mountains in northern Utah.

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Great high-elevation summer fishing

You can beat the heat, have fun and enjoy breathtaking scenery by grabbing your fishing pole and heading to Utah's mountains. Some of the best summer fishing in Utah is found at high-elevation waters in the state, including lakes in the Uinta Mountains in northern Utah and Boulder Mountains down south.

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Rattlesnake safety tips

Seeing a rattlesnake in your yard or in the wild can be a frightening experience. But it doesn't have to be. If you respect the snake and give it some space, the chance you'll have a negative encounter with the snake is almost zero.

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Native trout restoration project

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is gearing up for the Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project for the Middle Fork of Sheep Creek in the Uinta Mountains. The ultimate goal is to reestablish viable populations of Colorado River cutthroat trout, the only trout native to the Uinta Mountains. The project is scheduled for September 2012.

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