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Fun, inexpensive fishing in central Utah

If you're looking for a fun place to fish in central Utah, visit the waters along state Route 31. Route 31 runs through the Manti-La Sal National Forest. If you live in central Utah, the route provides multiple camping and fishing destinations you can reach without having to spend a lot of time or money on travel.

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Weather could increase bear problems

The hot, dry weather Utah is experiencing could increase the chance that a black bear wanders into your camp site or cabin area this summer. Fortunately, you can do several things to lessen the chance that a bear will wander in to your camp site or cabin area.

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Catch a variety of fish at Pineview

Anglers who want a variety of great early summer fishing opportunities can find them at Pineview Reservoir. Located in Huntsville in northern Utah, the reservoir contains six different sportfish: Tiger muskie, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch and black bullhead catfish.

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Find a baby bird? Here's what to do

It's not unusual to find newly hatched birds in your backyard this time of the year. If you find a baby bird on the ground, what should you do with it?

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Coyotes and deer focus of new study

In cooperation with Brigham Young University and Utah State University, DWR biologists are launching a study to find out how many fawns coyotes kill, how the killing affects the number of mule deer in Utah, how effective efforts to control coyotes are and how those efforts help deer in the state.

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Governor recognizes fisheries biologist

A biologist with the Division of Wildlife Resources was among a handful of state employees who received a major honor from Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert. On May 31, Craig Walker received a Governor's Award for Excellence.

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DWR seeks input on deer, elk plans

The management plans that determine the total number of deer and elk in Utah are up for revision. Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are recommending changes to the deer plan would allow them to use the most up-to-date habitat information available to decide whether deer population objectives should be raised, lowered or remain the same.

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Wildlife Board revises elk plan

On June 6, members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved revisions to Utah's deer and elk management plans, including approval for wildlife biologists to manage Utah for a few more elk in the coming years.

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Tiny tiger muskie make history

They are small, but they just made history. On April 19, Cottonwood and Bullock reservoirs were each stocked with 100 tiger muskie fry. These are the first tiger muskies bred and hatched in Utah and in the West.

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Community ponds offer great fishing

Did you know that some of the best fishing you'll find anywhere in Utah might be only 15 minutes from your home? Utah is home to 49 community fishing waters, which provide anglers of all ages—from young children to senior citizens—a convenient, inexpensive and fun place to fish.

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