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Hear big game hunter survey results

More than 20,000 general season deer and elk hunters recently responded to a survey about the type of hunting equipment that should and shouldn't be allowed in Utah. Personnel with the Division of Wildlife Resources will share the survey results at an upcoming series of public meetings. You're invited to attend the meetings, learn more about the survey and share your thoughts with the staff members.

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Board approves cougar, bobcat rules

The number of cougars and bobcats taken during Utah's upcoming hunting and trapping seasons should be similar to the number taken this past season. At their last meeting, the Utah Wildlife Board approved hunting and trapping rules that are similar to last season.

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Free waterfowl hunting clinics

You can learn the basics of duck and goose hunting at two upcoming clinics on Sept. 12. The clinics are free and will take place in Salina and at the Desert Lake WMA.

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Meet the Bats Night in SE Utah

You can get close to bats at a free "Meet the Bats Night." The event will be held the evening of Sept. 5 at the Nash Wash Wildlife Management Area east of Green River.

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Apply for a swan hunting permit

Applications to hunt tundra swans in Utah this fall will be accepted starting Aug. 25. You might want to apply as close to Aug. 25 as possible — the application period isn't very long. To be included in the draw for permits, applications must be received no later than 11 p.m. on Sept. 3.

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Best upland game hunting in 10 years

Hunting for three upland game species — cottontail rabbit, snowshoe hare and forest grouse — should be the best it's been in Utah in 10 years. And the mourning dove hunt should be really good too.

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Tips for a safe archery hunt

Utah's general archery buck deer and elk hunts kick off Aug. 15, 2015. Archers can stay safe during this year's archery hunts by following a few, simple rules.

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Learn to hunt birds at a free clinic

If you'd like to take up bird hunting, but you don't feel you have the confidence and knowledge you need to give it a try, the Division of Wildlife Resources has the answer: the Bird Hunting for Beginners clinic in Logan on Aug. 28.

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Plenty of bucks for archers to pursue

Utah's general archery buck deer hunt starts Aug. 15, and biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources say the hunt should be a good one. The overall number of deer in the state is the highest it's been since the early 1990s. If you have a permit for this year's general archery buck deer hunt, plenty of bucks and lots of water are waiting for you.

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No limit on archery elk permits

If you haven't obtained an archery big game hunting permit yet, no problem — there's still a chance to hunt in Utah this fall. Permits for Utah's general archery bull elk hunt are not limited in number. You can get one anytime between now and the end of the extended archery elk hunt on Dec. 15.

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