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Learn how to catch kokanee salmon

A popular fishing seminar will be held again in Salt Lake City on May 6, 2015 at 7 p.m. The free seminar, which will teach anglers how to catch kokanee salmon, will take place at the Department of Natural Resources office in Salt Lake City. If you can't attend the seminar in person, you can watch it live on YouTube.

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General turkey hunt starts May 4

Utah's general statewide turkey hunt starts May 1 for those who will be 17 years of age or younger on July 31. On May 4, the hunt opens to hunters of all ages. Your chance to get into Utah's backcountry — and experience the thrill of hunting a strutting, gobbling tom turkey — is almost here. And getting a permit for the hunt is easy.

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Lots of birds likely for waterfowl hunt

Booming populations of ducks and geese could mean a long hunting season and a liberal bag limit in Utah this fall. Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending a 107-day duck and goose hunting season. They're also recommending a daily bag limit of seven ducks and four Canada geese.

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Searching for mussels in Deer Creek

Work is underway to learn if Deer Creek Reservoir has a population of quagga mussels in it. Last winter, laboratory tests confirmed the presence of five microscopic juvenile quagga mussels — called veligers — in a water sample collected near the dam in October.

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Turkey hunting seminar in Vernal

If you want to hunt wild turkeys, but you're not sure where to start, a free seminar on April 2 will show you the way. The Division of Wildlife Resources will offer the seminar at its office in Vernal, 318 North Vernal Avenue. The seminar runs from 6–8 p.m.

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Learn to hunt turkeys in video series

If you want to try hunting wild turkeys, but haven't because you're not sure how to find the birds and hunt them, then you'll want to check out our YouTube channel. The Division of Wildlife Resources has produced a series of five videos that will show you the basics of turkey hunting.

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Fish at Lake Powell and Flaming Gorge

Lake Powell and Flaming Gorge Reservoir are two of the best fishing waters in Utah. If you've never fished them before — or if you have, but you want to catch more fish the next time you go — you won't want to miss a free April 8 fishing seminar in Salt Lake City.

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Learn to hunt turkeys, win prizes

Young people can learn how to hunt wild turkeys, receive free raffle tickets, and leave with free door prizes at the first Southern Region Turkey Hunting Clinic. The April 18 clinic is open to anyone 17 years of age and younger. If you attend, you'll walk away with a basic understanding of how to hunt turkeys, as well as prizes supplied by The National Wild Turkey Federation and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife.

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DWR hosts annual Loon Watch

The common loon — an almost mythical bird built for diving and with a haunting voice — stops in northeastern Utah every spring. You can learn more about this unique bird on April 4, as the Division of Wildlife Resources hosts its third annual Loon Watch.

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Rebuilding the Red Fleet fishery

After several years of gathering data, and a winter full of meetings, the Red Fleet Fisheries Management Plan — and a list of fish chosen to restart the fishery at the reservoir — is ready for public review.

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