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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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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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Biologists keeping an eye on deer

As they do every winter, biologists will monitor the state's deer herds closely until winter ends. If conditions get too severe, the biologists are ready to feed deer specially designed pellets that will help them get through the winter.

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Forest grouse hunt isn't over yet

December can be a great month to hunt forest grouse in Utah. As the state's big game hunts wind down, upland game hunters have more of the mountains to themselves. For forest grouse hunters, that means more time in higher elevations during the last month of the hunt.

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Apply for a turkey hunting permit

Even though snow has barely touched the ground in some areas in Utah, one group of Utahns — the state's turkey hunters — are already preparing for next spring. Applications to hunt wild turkeys during Utah's limited-entry hunt will be accepted starting Dec. 4.

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Board approves hunting changes

Archery deer and pronghorn hunters will be allowed to hunt on six Utah waterfowl management areas in 2014. And, if the need arises, eight different areas in Utah are on a list of areas to receive transplanted mule deer. The changes are among several big game changes the Utah Wildlife Board approved on Dec. 5

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Trout saved in Minersville Reservoir

Richard Hepworth couldn't stand the thought of seeing the big trout in Minersville Reservoir disappear. And neither could the organizations and individual anglers he approached for help.

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See wild elk at Hardware Ranch

You and your family can participate in several outdoor activities at this year's Elk Festival. And, if the weather gets cold and snowy enough to push wild elk into the ranch, you might have a chance to take a horse-drawn wagon or sleigh ride through the middle of the herd.

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Wild turkeys doing well in Utah

One of the best times of the year to see turkeys is almost here. And so is a chance to apply for a turkey hunting permit for spring 2014.

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A great Christmas gift idea

Looking for that perfect gift for the angler or hunter on your Christmas list? If so, a Utah fishing or hunting license might be the answer. These licenses make great Christmas gifts. And they're easy to buy.

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