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October: The best month to fish

The best fishing of the year is about to begin. There's no better time to fish than October. And the beautiful fall scenery and the cooler temperatures aren't the only reasons why.

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DWR director announces his retirement

Jim Karpowitz has served Utah's residents and the state's wildlife for the past 34 years. On Sept. 26, he announced that he'll retire from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on Dec. 1.

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Ogden River section now "Blue Ribbon"

The Utah Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council voted Sept. 20 to designate a newly restored section of the Ogden River as a "Blue Ribbon Fishery." The 1.1-mile restored section of the Ogden River is the forty sixth water body in Utah to be recognized, protected and appreciated for its unique recreational qualities.

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Learn how to hunt, fish and shoot

If hunting, fishing or shooting sports are activities you're interested in—but you don't know how to get started—a new Division of Wildlife Resources program is the answer. The program will give seasoned hunters, anglers and shooters new opportunities too.

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Fishing in the Cottonwood Canyons

If you live along the Wasatch Front, you may already know about the hiking trails in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons. The wildflower-lined trails provide a perfect way to beat the heat and escape the busy life of the city. But did you know that the lakes you pass while hiking are full of fish?

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The front line against poaching: You

You might not know it, but you're the key to fighting poaching in Utah. DWR officers catch plenty of wildlife violators on their own. But many more violators—including many who commit serious wildlife crimes—are caught because someone was watching and called the DWR.

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Guzzlers provide precious water

Three new guzzlers in northeastern Utah are helping wildlife find water during this severe drought.

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Beat the heat, fish the high country

Mid to late August is a great time to be in the high country. The valleys might still be 95 degrees or hotter, but the high country is starting to cool down. And that means fishing in the high country is starting to heat up.

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Great high-elevation summer fishing

You can beat the heat, have fun and enjoy breathtaking scenery by grabbing your fishing pole and heading to Utah's mountains. Some of the best summer fishing in Utah is found at high-elevation waters in the state, including lakes in the Uinta Mountains in northern Utah and Boulder Mountains down south.

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Don't go near a sick animal

If you spend time in the outdoors, there's a good chance you'll eventually come across a wild animal that's sick. If you find a wild animal or bird that's sick, it's best not to touch it or even go near it.

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