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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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