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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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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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You need a two-pole permit

Many Utah ice anglers like to fish with two fishing poles. Based on calls to Division of Wildlife Resources offices, there's lots of confusion about what's needed to legally fish with two poles this winter. The answer is that you must have a two-pole permit to fish with two poles in Utah.

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GSL Nature Center needs volunteers

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 yes, the Robert N. Hasenyager Great Salt Lake Nature Center wants you as a volunteer naturalist.

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Basic equipment equals fun ice fishing

You don't need a lot of fancy equipment to catch fish through the ice in Utah. In the second in a four-part series providing tips to beginning ice anglers, we'll focus on the basic equipment you'll need to get started.

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Good ice fishing, close to home

Once you have the basics down, what's standing between you and a great ice fishing experience in Utah this winter? Maybe only one thing: Knowing which waters to fish.

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Chukar hunting improves with winter

The onset of winter is good news for chukar hunters. Once snow starts to fall, the birds concentrate in smaller areas. And that makes it easier to find coveys of birds.

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DWR learns what killed bald eagles

Laboratory results have confirmed what officials with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources have been suspecting: West Nile virus killed the bald eagles that have died in Utah over the past few weeks.

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Cold ice means hot fishing

Those "crazy" people you see standing on the ice at waters across Utah in the winter aren't so crazy after all. They know a layer of cold ice means hot fishing in the water just under it.

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Catch fish by finding the right depth

Putting your bait or lure at the depth the fish are — and then not moving it much — are the keys to catching fish through the ice. And using some simple devices that will help you know when you have a fish on the end of your line is a big help too.

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