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Checkpoints for boaters and anglers

The Division of Wildlife Resources will conduct administrative checkpoints for boaters and anglers across Utah this spring, summer and fall. At these checkpoints, officers will inspect watercraft and monitor compliance with the state's fishing regulations.

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Burbot Bash draws 1,170 anglers

The 2013 Burbot Bash at Flaming Gorge Reservoir broke all kinds of records — the most anglers to participate, the most burbot caught, the most tags returned and the most money given away. But the event was much more than a fun chance to gather on the ice with other anglers — it also led to the removal of more than 4,000 burbot from the reservoir.

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DWR sergeant earns Medal of Valor

Division of Wildlife Resources Sergeant Mitch Lane responded to a lightning strike during the 2012 Utah dove hunt, saving the lives of two hunters. For his actions, Lane has received a Medal of Valor from the Utah Peace Officers Association (UPOA).

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Volunteer at the GSL Nature Center

Do the birds, plants and wetlands around Great Salt Lake interest you? Would you like to learn more about them and then share what you learn with school kids and scout troops? If you answered yes, the Great Salt Lake Nature Center wants you as a volunteer naturalist.

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Catch a burbot, win a prize

Two state wildlife agencies, five chambers of commerce and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have teamed up to fight a finned invader in Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Their goal is to put some severe fishing pressure on burbot, an illegally introduced species that is negatively affecting other sport fish in the reservoir.

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Wild turkeys relocated from So. Dakota

The Division of Wildlife Resources relocated more than 100 Merriam's turkeys from South Dakota to eastern Utah on Jan. 17. The project is part of DWR efforts to increase Utah's turkey population.

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Open house for Red Fleet fishery

If you like to fish at Red Fleet Reservoir, plan on attending an open house on Jan. 16. Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are holding the open house to discuss the future of the reservoir's fishery.

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DWR's deer and cold weather concerns

Officials with the Division of Wildlife Resources are concerned about cold temperatures and how those temperatures might affect deer if the weather doesn't warm up soon.

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Good ice fishing, close to home

Putting your bait or lure at the depth the fish are — and then not moving it much — are the keys to catching fish through the ice. And using some simple devices that will help you know when you have a fish on the end of your line is a big help too.

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Free archery event in Castle Dale

On Tuesday, January 22, the Division of Wildlife Resources in partnership with the Buckhorn Archery Club will sponsor a free archery shoot in the Emery County Recreation Center.

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