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Shed antler gathering on the Henrys

Before your next trip to the Henry Mountains to collect shed antlers, please call or visit the Bureau of Land Management offices in Hanksville or Richfield. To protect the deer, the BLM has enacted a new travel plan. The plan requires motorized vehicles to stay on designated routes.

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Elk tests positive for CWD

Samples from big game animals taken this past hunting season turned up something never seen in Utah before—an elk with chronic wasting disease.

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Board rejects venomous snake change

At their March 4 meeting in Salt Lake City, members of the Utah Wildlife Board voted against a proposal that would have allowed people to collect and keep Great Basin rattlesnakes.

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Disease kills NE Utah bighorn sheep

Recent surveys by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) biologists have found most of the bighorns in the Goslin herd near the Green River in Daggett County are infected with the disease. Wildlife managers are actively trying to keep the disease from spreading to other bighorns.

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Forty bison will soon have new home

The Division of Wildlife Resources captured the bison on Jan. 15–16 on the Henry Mountains. The bison will join about 50 others that already occupy the Book Cliffs.

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3 California condors die in Arizona

After three years without a confirmed mortality from lead poisoning, three California condors have recently died from the biggest challenge to the species' recovery.

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DWR changes record fish rules

In order to make the procedure to certify a record fish a little less vague, Division biologists have spelled out the requirements on new record fish application forms.

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Teach kids how to fish

The Division of Wildlife Resources is looking for volunteers to teach 6- to 13-year-olds about fish, the places fish live and how to catch them.

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UMNH to manage Range Creek

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) and the Utah Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah announced today that full management responsibilities for the historic Wilcox Ranch in Range Creek Canyon will be transferred to the Museum beginning today, December 17, 2009.

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Interest in venomous snakes growing

The number of Utahns who want to catch and keep a venomous snake in their home is growing. To make sure it's done safely, the Division of Wildlife Resources is proposing several changes to the state law that governs the activity.

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