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State Parks ramps up mussel fight

It just got harder for a quagga or zebra mussel to slip into one of Utah's state parks. Personnel with Utah State Parks recently completed two days of training at Utah Lake State Park. They learned how to inspect boats for the invasive mussels and how to decontaminate boats if mussels are found.

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Groups raise $1.3 million for wildlife

Utah's wildlife received a $1.3 million gift recently. The gift will fund 66 different projects. The gift came courtesy of Utah's conservation permit program.

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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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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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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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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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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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