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No prairie dog shooting after April 1

You can't shoot prairie dogs after April 1, 2012

From April 1 to June 15, hunting for Gunnison's and white-tailed prairie dogs is prohibited on public land across Utah. (White-tailed prairie dogs that live in Coyote Basin in northeastern Utah and Utah prairie dogs are fully protected.)

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Antler hunters: Stay on roads & trails

The warmer weather is bringing more and more people into Utah's backcountry. But many of these folks aren't hiking or mountain biking—they're "hunting" for shed antlers. If you decide to look for shed antlers this spring, remember to look for them only on foot.

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Fishing on the edge

Reports are coming in that the ice is melting on the lower elevation reservoirs. This usually brings a smile to anglers because it means that good fishing is here!

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Fishing is heating up near the shore

If you like to catch trout from the shore, start paying attention to Utah's fishing reports—some of the best shore fishing of the year is about to begin.

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Wild turkeys have a new home

Seventy-two wild turkeys were released in southeastern Utah on Feb. 5. The 72 turkeys will augment turkey populations in the area that had been reduced in number by heavy snows that fell during the winter of 2009–2010.

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GSL Nature Center needs volunteers

If you'd like to learn more about birds, plants and wetlands around the Great Salt Lake and to share what you learn with school kids, then the Great Salt Lake Nature Center wants you as a volunteer naturalist.

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See lots of deer this winter

Winter is a great time to see mule deer—and lots of them. Herds that number more than 100 deer are often seen near major roads in Utah. While it's exciting to see deer in the winter, please remember that winter is also the toughest time of the year for deer.

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Is a record fish lurking in Scofield?

If catching big tiger trout sounds like fun, you should visit Scofield Reservoir in the next few days. In February, the reservoir in central Utah produced not one—but two—Utah state record fish.

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Spring snow goose hunt at risk

Hunters might lose their chance to hunt snow geese in and near Delta in the spring. During past hunts, landowners in the Delta area have had some difficult encounters with spring snow goose hunters.

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Angler catches record tiger trout

A new state record tiger trout has been caught in Utah. Last week—after a day of fishing at Scofield Reservoir in central Utah—an excited Trent Peery dropped by the Division of Wildlife Resources' office in Springville with the gigantic tiger trout he caught earlier that day.

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