Wednesday, 12 November 2014 12:41
A decision to list the Gunnison sage-grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act could hurt the bird more than help it, says the director of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. "Placing the bird under the oversight of the federal government will greatly reduce our ability to help the bird," says Utah DWR Director Greg Sheehan.
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Friday, 07 November 2014 11:19
A recent court decision has left some in southern Utah wondering whether the Utah prairie dog — a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act — is still protected in the state. The answer is yes. Although the court ruling invalidated federal protections on state and private lands, Utah prairie dogs are still fully protected by Utah state law.
Friday, 07 November 2014 10:38
Tundra swans are starting to migrate through Utah in good numbers. During an aerial survey on Nov. 4, Blair Stringham spotted more than 12,600 swans on marshes on the northeastern shore of Great Salt Lake.
Friday, 07 November 2014 09:38
It's a puzzling picture: as the population in northern Utah grows, so does the demand on its water. That includes the water in the Weber River and its many tributary streams. How can a finite resource — a river of water — meet the needs of a growing human population?
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 14:26
If you have a Utah rifle buck deer permit, but you haven't taken a buck yet, don't give up. Based on the number of deer that were brought through Division of Wildlife Resources check stations during the opening weekend of the hunt, the number of bucks in Utah is similar to, or higher, than it was last fall.
Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:17
If you don't obtain a limited-entry cougar hunting permit this year, no problem — you can still hunt cougars in Utah. Permits to hunt on harvest-objective units go on sale Nov. 6, 2014.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 13:26
If it's been years since you hunted pheasants, it's time to grab your gun and head afield. More than 11,000 pheasants will be released on 56 public hunting areas during Utah's upcoming pheasant hunt. The hunt opens on Nov. 1. But you don't have to hunt that day to get in on the action — pheasants will be released before each weekend of the hunt (except Thanksgiving).
Friday, 24 October 2014 10:03
You can apply for next year's most prized Utah big game hunting permits — 2015 sportsman permits — starting Oct. 28. Only Utah residents can apply for sportsman permits.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 13:20
November is the perfect time for wildlife watchers and photographers to get close to mule deer without spooking them. Instead of worrying about humans, mule deer bucks spend their energy breeding or fighting other males. To take advantage of this time of year, Division of Wildlife Resources personnel will host a free Mule Deer Watch on Nov. 1.
Friday, 24 October 2014 09:38
New opportunities might await deer and elk hunters in Utah in 2015. You can see all of the changes Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are recommending for the 2015 big game hunts on our website.
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