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See large fish-eating birds

You can see ospreys — in the air and on top of their huge nests — at the annual Flaming Gorge Osprey Watch. The free event will be held July 12 on the peninsula, next to the visitor center parking lot, at Flaming Gorge dam in northeastern Utah.

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July 4 fishing hotspots

If you wake up early, or stay out late, some fantastic fishing is waiting for you over the July 4 holiday weekend. Rising temperatures are pushing fish to deep water during the warmest parts of the day. But fish are still shallow — and active — as the sun comes up in the morning and goes down at night.

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Get close to bats on Antelope Island

On June 27, a biologist with the Division of Wildlife Resources will trap and identify bats at Antelope Island State Park. And he's inviting you to join him. In addition to getting close to bats, you'll learn about the important role bats play in the natural world.

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Fun fishing that's close to home

Some of the best fishing you'll find in Utah might be only 15 minutes from your home. Utah is home to 50 community fishing waters. Most of the waters are found in cities along the Wasatch Front (from Logan to Santaquin). Several ponds are also found in and near Cedar City and St. George.

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What to do if you find a baby bird

It's not unusual to find newly hatched birds in your yard this time of the year. Placing the bird in the nearest tree is the right thing to do if you find one on the ground. Its parent will find and feed it soon.

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Rattlesnake safety tips

Seeing a rattlesnake in your yard or in the wild can be a frightening experience. But it doesn't have to be. If you respect the snake and give it some space, there's almost no chance you'll have a negative encounter with it.

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Find a fawn? Here's what to do

It's not unusual to find a deer fawn or an elk calf in the woods—or even in town—this time of the year. If you find a deer fawn or an elk calf, what should you do with it?

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Kid's Fishing Day at the Gigliotti Pond

On June 21, the Division of Wildlife Resources will sponsor its annual Kids' Fishing Day at the Gigliotti Pond in Helper. From 8 a.m. until noon, the DWR will lend fishing equipment and bait to those who don't have their own.

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Fall turkey hunt approved

Turkey hunters, don't pack your shotguns away just yet. Yes, the spring hunt is over. But another chance to hunt turkeys is coming up. On June 5, members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved a fall general season turkey hunt. It will be the first fall hunt held in Utah since 1984.

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Great summer fishing at Cleveland Res

A treasure trove of excellent summer fishing waters are waiting for you on the Manti-La Sal National Forest in central Utah. Cleveland sits in the middle of four additional reservoirs and a Blue Ribbon trout stream. Each of the six waters provide great fishing and beautiful scenery.

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