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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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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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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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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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Low oxygen leads to dead fish

Don't be surprised if you see some dead fish in Utah this summer. For example, in the past two days, about 600 fish have died at Strawberry Reservoir at an area called the Ladders.

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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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Great fishing at high-elevation waters

You can beat the heat, have fun and enjoy breathtaking scenery by grabbing your fishing pole and heading to Utah's mountains. High-elevation waters in Utah provide some of the state's best summer fishing

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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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See ospreys at Flaming Gorge

Utah DWR invites the public to view one of our state's most interesting birds at this year's Osprey Watch. Stop by the Flaming Gorge Dam Visitor Center between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on July 13 to see and learn about this talented fishing hawk.

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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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