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Only two wood ducks a day

Very few hunters know where wood ducks are in Utah. But enough wood ducks are being taken that some hunters are becoming concerned about the health of the population. To keep a healthy population of wood ducks in Utah, on Aug. 22, the Utah Wildlife Board approved a change to Utah's daily duck bag limit.

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DWR invites kids to Fishing Days

The Division of Wildlife Resources will stock two water bodies with rainbow trout for Kids' Fishing Days in September. The events will be held at Green River State Park in Green River on Sept. 14 and at the Huntington Game Farm Pond in Huntington on Sept. 21.

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Shoot with the USA Shooting Team

Beginning and expert marksmen and women alike will have the chance to meet and learn from USA Shooting Team members at a "Breaking Clays" event in Salt Lake City. Join the team members and volunteer instructors on Aug. 24 and 25 for two days of shooting instruction and practice.

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Guided youth waterfowl hunt

If you're a young person who has little or no experience hunting ducks and geese, the Division of Wildlife Resources and the Utah Waterfowl Association have a deal for you — a free hunt guided by some of Utah's best waterfowl hunters.

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DWR seeks input on fishing changes

Several wildlife-related items in Utah — including some fishing license changes — are among the items you can provide your input about at an upcoming series of public meetings.

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Deer numbers, hunting conditions vary

When Utah's general archery buck deer hunt starts Aug. 17, depending on which unit you have a permit for, you might see wet conditions and more bucks or fewer deer and drier conditions.

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Meet the Bats Night, Aug. 2

You can get close to bats at a free "Meet the Bats Night." A event will be held the evening of Aug. 2 at the Nash Wash Wildlife Management Area east of Green River. During the event, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources will catch bats using a fine mesh net strung across a pond.

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You're the key to fighting poaching

You might not know it, but you're the key to fighting poaching in Utah. "You're crucial to our law enforcement efforts," says Captain Rick Olson with the Division of Wildlife Resources. "We need your eyes, your help and your support.

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See mountain goats in unique terrain

You could see as many as 100 mountain goats on Aug. 3 during a free mountain goat viewing event. And you may not need binoculars to see them. At some past viewing events on the Tushar Mountains, goats have gotten as close as 35 feet to those viewing them.

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Carbon County family fishing event

On Saturday, Aug. 10, the Division of Wildlife Resources will sponsor a family fishing event at the Carbon County Fairgrounds pond in Price. The free event runs from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

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