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Beavers in Utah

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Utah’s Serengeti

Utah’s Serengeti

I consider this a natural treasure that we can’t give up. It’s essential that we keep the Tabby Block protected in public hands…

Living life to the fullest

Living life to the fullest

The hunter that I grew up watching on videos, and the editor and author of Bowhunter magazine that my dad read religiously for years, was the friend that was going to be hunting the Book Cliffs this year with my dad and brother.

Rabbits over reindeer on Christmas Eve

Rabbits over reindeer on Christmas Eve

I do not consider myself to be a traditional hunter. I’m still the only one in my family to ever hunt, and I learned to shoot a gun in my first job out of undergrad as a wildlife technician. Since then, I have used firearms to euthanize a variety of species including deer, wild pig, […]

Stopping time

Stopping time

My shaking hands quickly worked another arrow out of my quiver and adjusted my sight pin. I waited for things (mostly myself) to calm down until the buck turned broadside again, about five yards in front of where he stood before.

Living relics

Living relics

The first cutthroat entered the water on May 17. About 4,000 fish have been stocked so far this year, with 6,000 more to be stocked in the fall. As many as 20,000 additional cutthroat trout are expected to arrive over the next two years.

Relocating commotion-causing beavers

Relocating commotion-causing beavers

It turns out, without houses and businesses and schools in the mix, the things beavers do are powerfully transformative — and potentially healing — to the environments in which they live.

The paths of pelicans

The paths of pelicans

The details of the Pelitrack maps show unequivocally that the paths of pelicans predict water. On their seasonal journeys north and south, and during other wanderings, pelicans fly from water body to water body where they rest and refuel by cooperatively foraging for fish. Zoom in on any Pelitrack path and you will find lakes, reservoirs and rivers.

Utah’s famous desert hole-digger

Utah’s famous desert hole-digger

Caring for a tortoise is like having your own desert dinosaur in the backyard, and it might even outlive you!

Catch-and-kill orders for northern pike in Utah Lake

Catch-and-kill orders for northern pike in Utah Lake

By catching and killing pike, you’re helping conserve the June sucker, as well as protect popular sportfish opportunities. All northern pike caught in Utah Lake or its tributaries must be killed immediately.

Fishing adventures and cutthroat conservation

Fishing adventures and cutthroat conservation

Another project that will be completed using Cutthroat Trout Slam funds involves removal of the Porter Fork weir, which is a fish barrier in Mill Creek Canyon. Revenue from the Cutthroat Slam will be combined with grant money from the National Forest Foundation to remove the weir.

Transforming desert landscapes

Transforming desert landscapes

This stream now boasts >600 fish per mile and has several fish growing over the 18-inch mark. Due to the lack of fishing pressure, or what I call “education,” these fish will take about anything.

The one that got away

The one that got away

When conditions are right, cats can cease to be flesh-and-blood animals and become an ethereal, ghosting presence on the land.