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Otter released into the Provo River

On Nov. 25, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources released a northern river otter into the Provo River between Jordanelle and Deer Creek reservoirs.

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Nevada bighorn sheep now in Utah

Earlier this month, biologists with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources released 20 desert bighorn sheep from Nevada into the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah.

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Volunteers help wetlands preserve

On Oct. 24, a group of volunteers armed with shovels, water buckets and a lot of determination successfully planted 2,022 native plants at the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve. The preserve was ravaged by fire last fall.

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Colorado River cutthroat rebound

2009 has been a good year for Colorado River cutthroat trout in southeastern Utah. This October, hatchery workers put 10,000 of those finger-sized cutthroats back into Duck Fork Reservoir. Another 10,000 were placed in the White River.

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Statewide deer archery hunting?

The Division of Wildlife Resources is proposing that general archery deer hunters be allowed to hunt anywhere in Utah that's open to general-season hunting.

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Ghost fish in Steinaker?

That unusual ghost- or radioactive-looking fish at Steinaker Reservoir, it's one of the 15,000 recently stocked white rainbow trout raised to give anglers an unusual and unique fishing experience.

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Big changes in Utah big game hunting?

The time of year when you can hunt deer and elk in Utah might change in 2011. But the changes are big enough that the DWR wants to get the ideas out now so there's plenty of time for you to comment.

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New limits at community ponds

At their most recent meeting, the Utah Wildlife Board approved several changes to Utah's fishing regulations.

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Wildlife officers at Utah checkpoints

Don't be surprised if wildlife officers stop your vehicle at an administrative checkpoint this fall. Division of Wildlife Resources officers conduct these checkpoints, formerly called roadblocks, throughout the year. But the number of checkpoints increases when the hunting seasons start in the fall.

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Get prepared for this year’s rifle hunt

If you're one of the lucky hunters who obtained a permit for the hunt, here are some tips to help you get prepared.

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