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Stay on guard; mussels still a threat

Even though boaters are putting their boats away for the season, a nasty little invader — the quagga mussel — could still make its way into Utah over Labor Day weekend.

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Your chance to adopt a desert tortoise

Wouldn't it be fun to have a pet that makes your neighbors "ooh" and "ahh"? As long as you're willing to give up part of your backyard, you can. Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are putting nearly a dozen desert tortoises up for adoption.

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Founder of habitat initiative honored

The Division recently changed the name of its Mallard Springs Wildlife Management Area to the Kevin Conway Wildlife Management Area. The agency chose Mallard Springs because Conway, a former Director who began his career as a conservation officer in Roosevelt, loved this area of Utah.

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Cougar rules proposed for next 3 years

If you're interested in Utah's cougars, pay attention to the Division of Wildlife Resource's latest cougar hunting proposals — they'll be in effect for the next three years.

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Big cutthroats at Strawberry Reservoir

Ryan Houston of Pleasant Grove was fishing with his family at Strawberry on May 14, 2010 when he hooked a gorgeous 13-pound, 8-ounce Bear Lake cutthroat. The 30-inch trout had a girth of 20 inches.

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New rules proposed to protect bobcats

Division biologists will present their recommendations for bobcat and beaver trapping at the July and August RAC and Board meetings.

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Rainbow trout returning to Bear Lake

For the first time in 24 years, you might feel a rainbow trout tugging on your fishing line at Bear Lake. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will stock about 5,000 rainbows into the lake on May 25, 2010. About 5,000 additional rainbows will be stocked before the July 4 weekend.

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See spawning cutthroat trout

Cutthroat trout are making their way up the Strawberry River to spawn. On June 12, you can see these beautiful fish in the river and in the hands of aquatic biologists who will hold fish for you to see.

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Big tigers and wild browns

Fish Lake is one of southern Utah's premier fishing spots. But two smaller waters near Fish Lake offer something even this premier water can't offer—big tiger trout and a population of wild brown trout.

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Suspected quagga found at Sand Hollow

Quagga mussel may have been found in Sand Hollow

Divers have found what appears to be a live adult quagga mussel in Sand Hollow Reservoir, about eight miles southwest of Hurricane in southwestern Utah

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