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Meet the Bats Night, July 26

You can get up close and personal with as many as five species of bats at a special "Meet the Bats Night" in southeastern Utah. The Division of Wildlife Resources will host the free event on July 26 at the Ferron Canyon Picnic Area.

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Saving fish in Gunlock Reservoir

Water levels in southwestern Utah are the lowest they've been in years. Many of the reservoirs are at critically low levels. And some of the streams are barely flowing. The water levels have gotten so low that DWR biologists are doing something different to save some fish.

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Utahns urged to practice safe boating

As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, the Division of Wildlife Resources is encouraging all water enthusiasts to help prevent the spread of the 'STD of the Sea' by 'Practicing Safe Boating' on Utah's waters.

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Wolverine photographed in the Uintas

As wildlife biologists scanned photographs taken by a trail camera in the Uinta Mountains last winter, they saw something never captured before in Utah: the first official photos of a wolverine.

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July 4 fishing hotspots

If you wake up early, or stay out late, some fantastic fishing is waiting for you over the July 4 holiday weekend. Rising temperatures are pushing fish to deep water during the warmest parts of the day. But fish are still shallow — and active — as the sun comes up in the morning and goes down at night.

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Grouse and sandhill crane permits

Fall must be getting closer — applications for three different Utah game bird hunts will be accepted soon. Starting July 7, the Division of Wildlife Resources will accept applications for this fall's sage grouse, sharp-tailed grouse and sandhill crane hunts.

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Get close to bats on Antelope Island

On June 27, a biologist with the Division of Wildlife Resources will trap and identify bats at Antelope Island State Park. And he's inviting you to join him. In addition to getting close to bats, you'll learn about the important role bats play in the natural world.

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Free beginning archery clinic in Moab

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to shoot a bow and arrow? On July 12, the Division of Wildlife Resources and La Sal Mountain Outfitters will host a free family archery shoot.

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Fun fishing that's close to home

Some of the best fishing you'll find in Utah might be only 15 minutes from your home. Utah is home to 50 community fishing waters. Most of the waters are found in cities along the Wasatch Front (from Logan to Santaquin). Several ponds are also found in and near Cedar City and St. George.

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See large fish-eating birds

You can see ospreys — in the air and on top of their huge nests — at the annual Flaming Gorge Osprey Watch. The free event will be held July 12 on the peninsula, next to the visitor center parking lot, at Flaming Gorge dam in northeastern Utah.

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