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Archive for March, 2009

Fawns in the fields

Fawns in the fields

Usually, we don’t handle or move young animals because their mothers can smell our scent and become afraid of their offspring. In this case, we chose to move any fawns we found. We knew if they weren’t moved, they would certainly be killed by the swathers.

Utah’s top ten places to fish this spring

Utah’s top ten places to fish this spring

Are you tired of waiting for the ice to melt at your nearest fishing spot? You don’t have to wait! Many water bodies open up in the next few weeks. Here is a list of my ten favorite springtime fishing destinations.

Catfish magnet

Catfish magnet

Did I choose catfish or did they choose me? It seems like wherever life takes me, I find catfish. At age 8, my very first fish was a two-pound channel catfish. I landed it on a Snoopy fishing pole at a pond on my grandfather’s farm in Missouri.

Want to catch a catfish?

Want to catch a catfish?

You can catch catfish throughout the year, but they are a popular summertime fish. They thrive in warm water and will bite on even the hottest days. Surprisingly, catfishing is also great just after ice-out on many of Utah’s lakes. This is when catfish swim along the windblown shores, gorging on the carcasses of…

My first chukar hunt

My first chukar hunt

As a biologist, most of my interaction with wildlife has been limited to tadpoles — at least until last year. In January, I decided to try hunting for the first time. I wrapped up my last Hunter Education course and asked a coworker, John, if I could go chukar hunting with him over the weekend.