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Apply for a bear permit

If you'd like to hunt bears during the spring season, or the fall season, the time to apply for a permit is almost here. You can apply starting Feb. 10, 2014.

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Bighorns return to Goslin Mountain

Bighorn sheep are back on Goslin Mountain. On the morning of Jan. 30, a small herd of 23 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep were released at Dripping Springs. The herd includes 13 ewes, five lambs and five rams.

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Learn how to fish through the ice

Lake trout are among the fish you might find on the end of your line at an upcoming ice fishing clinic. The Division of Wildlife Resources will host the free clinic at Fish Lake on Feb. 8. The clinic begins at 8 a.m.

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Adopt a desert tortoise

Wouldn't it be fun to have a pet that makes your neighbors "ooh" and "aah"? As long as you're willing to give up part of your backyard, you can. Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are putting close to 40 desert tortoises up for adoption.

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Win cash, prizes at the Burbot Bash

The last weekend of the Burbot Bash is almost here. The bash ends with a bang during the weekend of Jan. 24, 25 and 26. During the weekend, cash prizes of up to $2,500 will be awarded to the five teams with the most fish, five teams with the biggest fish and five teams with the smallest fish. This year, a lease for a new truck will also be given away.

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Want to gather shed antlers in Utah?

Gathering antlers that drop off the heads of deer, elk and moose is an activity that's grown in popularity across the country, including here in Utah. If you want to gather shed antlers in Utah between Feb. 1 and April 15, though, you must complete the DWR's free Antler Gathering Ethics course.

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2014 Winter Bird Festival, Jan. 23–25

The St. George Winter Bird Festival will be held Jan. 23–25. It's your chance to see more than 100 species of birds in southern Utah's red rock country.

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Bald Eagle Day, Feb. 8

Since it began in 1990, Bald Eagle Day has become one of Utah's most popular wildlife viewing events. This year's event happens Feb. 8. Plenty of eagles should be available to see at most of the state's Bald Eagle Day viewing sites.

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Bird feeding is fun, and it helps

During the cold months of winter, birds need to eat regularly to maintain their body heat. That's where you could come in. Bird feeding stations can play a pivotal role in helping wild birds survive winter.

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Apply for a big game hunting permit

If you're among the thousands of hunters who enjoy hunting big game animals in Utah, it's time to get ready for this fall. The hunts are months away, but the time to apply for a permit is almost here.

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