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Learn how to hunt wild turkeys

You can learn how to hunt wild turkeys at free seminars in Logan on April 24 and in Salt Lake City on April 30. At the seminars, you'll learn how to hunt turkeys safely, the equipment you'll need and how to call turkeys.

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$1.6 million for conservation projects

$1.6 million from Utah's Conservation Permit program will be put into projects that benefit the state's wildlife. Money from the hunting permits will fund conservation projects throughout Utah.

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General turkey hunt starts April 28

A chance to experience the thrill of hunting a strutting, gobbling tom turkey is almost here. Utah's general statewide turkey hunt starts April 25 for those who were 15 years of age or younger on Jan. 23. On April 28, the hunt opens to hunters of all ages.

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Volunteer at the GSL Nature Center

Do the birds, plants and wetlands around Great Salt Lake interest you? Would you like to learn more about them and then share what you learn with others? If you answered yes, the Robert N. Hasenyager Great Salt Lake Nature Center wants you as a volunteer naturalist.

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Green River 3-gun shoot competition

If you're a deadeye looking for a challenge, you won't want to miss the upcoming 3-Gun Shoot competition. The event will be held at the Green River Shooting Sports Park, east of town, on April 12. It starts at 10 a.m.

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See mountain goats on April 19

Colorful flowers and warmer weather aren't the only signs spring is here: So are mountain goats at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. You can see and learn more about the goats at a free wildlife-viewing event on April 19, 2014.

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It's time to catch hungry trout

Spring is an excellent time to fish for trout in southern Utah. As the water warms in the spring, fish become more active. They'll often go on a "feeding binge" of sorts, trying to make up for a lack of food during the winter months.

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Watch sage grouse strut, April 19

You'll have to get up early, but if you do, you'll see something few people have ever seen — male sage grouse strutting and vocalizing on a historic breeding ground. The Division of Wildlife Resources and the Wild About Birds Nature Center will sponsor the free field trip.

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Help needed to raise pheasant chicks

You can help conserve wildlife in Utah, and make this fall's pheasant hunt better, by adopting pheasant chicks, raising the birds, and then releasing them into the wild. In mid May, the Division of Wildlife Resources will obtain 2,500 to 3,000 pheasant chicks, both roosters and hens. The chicks will be only one day old when the DWR obtains them from a commercial bird grower.

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DWR gives deer herd update

How many hunters will be hunting big game animals in Utah this fall? You can get an early idea by reviewing recommendations from Division of Wildlife Resources biologists. As he shared the proposals, DWR Big Game Coordinator Justin Shannon also shared some exciting news about Utah's deer herds.

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