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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…

Becoming a hunter

Becoming a hunter

Regulated, responsible hunting is the driving force that maintains abundant wildlife. And I made the decision: I want to be part of that. But I don’t just want to tell the stories. I want to make my own.

How conservation officers spend busy season

How conservation officers spend busy season

We rely heavily upon the recreating public to act as our eyes and ears. Without you, we could not effectively protect the public’s wildlife resources.

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.

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.

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.

What to expect when boating at Lake Powell

What to expect when boating at Lake Powell

But among the other 75 percent, many boaters are getting the bigger picture. They know that prevention is the best way to keep Utah’s waters healthy. Many feel that Clean, Drain and Dry is just part of taking proper care of their boat.

Water for wildlife

Water for wildlife

The UDWR is currently aware of almost 900 guzzlers throughout the state. The exact locations of these guzzlers are not published in order to provide some protection to the animals that use them, but general locations of the guzzlers are shown in this map.

A lifelong passion for native cutthroat trout

A lifelong passion for native cutthroat trout

It’s been great to talk with anglers on where to catch the four cutthroat trout subspecies and it is even more rewarding when they follow up with me once they’ve completed the slam. For the most part, everyone has truly enjoyed completing the slam and they feel that the challenge makes the reward that much more enjoyable.

How the purchase of a historic power plant will improve a fish hatchery

How the purchase of a historic power plant will improve a fish hatchery

The purchase of this power plant will aid the Division of Wildlife Resources in keeping a disease-free operation at the Fountain Green Fish Hatchery by switching from an open-reservoir water source to a covered and piped-at-the-source system.

Fish are hungry, active and concentrated

Fish are hungry, active and concentrated

Many fish lose weight during the winter months and when ice off occurs, they’re hungry and eager to put the lost weight back on. What this means for anglers is that during ice off, fish are hungry, active, concentrated and willing to take almost anything you throw.