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Biologists see Utah condor chick

It's official: a pair of California condors are raising a chick in Utah. Biologists were hoping a pair of California condors had hatched an egg. Their hopes were realized on June 25 when a condor chick made its first appearance on the edge of a nest.

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See mountain goats in unique terrain

On Aug. 2, the Division of Wildlife Resources will host its annual Goat Watch on the Tushar Mountains east of Beaver. You could see as many as 100 mountain goats, and you might not need binoculars to see them. At some past viewing events, goats have gotten as close as 35 feet to those viewing them.

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Guided waterfowl hunt for youth

If you're a young person who's interested, but has little or no experience hunting ducks and geese, the Division of Wildlife Resources, the Utah Conservation Officers Association 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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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 provide some of the state's best summer fishing.

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Wolverine photographed in the Uintas

As wildlife biologists scanned photographs taken by a trail camera in the Uinta Mountains last winter, they saw something never captured before in Utah: the first official photos of a wolverine.

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Meet the Bats Night, July 26

You can get up close and personal with as many as five species of bats at a special "Meet the Bats Night" in southeastern Utah. The Division of Wildlife Resources will host the free event on July 26 at the Ferron Canyon Picnic Area.

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Grouse and sandhill crane permits

Fall must be getting closer — applications for three different Utah game bird hunts will be accepted soon. Starting July 7, the Division of Wildlife Resources will accept applications for this fall's sage grouse, sharp-tailed grouse and sandhill crane hunts.

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Saving fish in Gunlock Reservoir

Water levels in southwestern Utah are the lowest they've been in years. Many of the reservoirs are at critically low levels. And some of the streams are barely flowing. The water levels have gotten so low that DWR biologists are doing something different to save some fish.

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Free beginning archery clinic in Moab

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to shoot a bow and arrow? On July 12, the Division of Wildlife Resources and La Sal Mountain Outfitters will host a free family archery shoot.

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Utahns urged to practice safe boating

As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, the Division of Wildlife Resources is encouraging all water enthusiasts to help prevent the spread of the 'STD of the Sea' by 'Practicing Safe Boating' on Utah's waters.

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