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Here's a list of all upcoming events that require registration. For a complete list of past and future DWR events, see the Utah wildlife calendar.

February

Bald Eagle Viewing Day - Central Utah
Bald Eagle Viewing Day - Central Utah
Fountain Green, UT — DWR Fountain Green Fish Hatchery Feb. 4

Watch and celebrate bald eagles in central Utah with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources!

Come see America's most iconic bird in central Utah! Every winter, bald eagles fly south to find food and escape colder conditions farther north. Join the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for a free bald eagle viewing event on Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ Fountain Green Fish Hatchery.

What to expect:

  • After you arrive at the hatchery, you will be directed to an eagle-viewing location approximately one mile away. DWR staff and volunteers will be near a large tree where bald eagles have been seen in past years. You can pull off of the plowed side of the road at this satellite location to view the eagles.
  • DWR personnel will answer questions and help you spot the eagles.
  • Free Bald Eagle Month pins will be available while supplies last.
  • Eagle numbers in this tree sometimes fluctuate. DWR staff will also share a map with possible bald eagle viewing sites in the area.
  • Due to disease transmission concerns, fish hatchery tours are no longer available. However, heated bathroom facilities with flush toilets will be open at the hatchery.

Be prepared:

  • Bring your binoculars, spotting scope and camera.
  • Dress for the outdoors. Bring warm boots, gloves and clothing suitable for winter conditions.

Directions:

From the north, take I-15 south to exit 225 (the second Nephi exit). Turn east on state Route 132 and drive about 10 miles. About one mile before the city of Fountain Green, a Bald Eagle Day sign will direct you to an access road that leads to the hatchery.

Event Contact:

Scott Root at 801-376-7076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Date & time

Saturday, Feb. 4
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Address

DWR Fountain Green Fish Hatchery
1450 W 24950 N
Fountain Green, UT 84632

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Bald Eagle Viewing Day - Northeastern Utah
Bald Eagle Viewing Day - Northeastern Utah
Randlett, UT — Ouray National Wildlife Refuge Feb. 18

Watch and celebrate bald eagles in northeastern Utah with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources!

Come see America's most iconic bird in the Uintah Basin! Every winter, bald eagles fly south to find food and escape colder conditions farther north. Join the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for a free bald eagle viewing event on Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ouray National Wildlife Refuge.

What to expect:

  • DWR personnel on site to answer questions and provide information on recent sightings.
  • Other possible wildlife sightings such as porcupines and wintering pronghorn.
  • Refuge self-guided auto tours.
  • Education about bald eagles.
  • Bring your own binoculars.
  • Dress warm!
  • Free 2023 Bald Eagle Month pins available while supplies last.

Directions:

From Vernal, take U.S. Highway 191, about 14 miles west (or, from Roosevelt, about 13 miles east). Turn south on state Highway 88, and travel 14 miles to the Ouray National Wildlife Refuge entrance, which will be on the left. The refuge headquarters is located 1 mile down the entrance road.

To reach Ouray NWR using a GPS system or mobile app, input the physical address of the refuge headquarters: 19001 E. Wildlife Refuge Road, Randlett, UT 84063.

Event Contact:

Tonya Kieffer-Selby at 801-995-2972 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Date & time

Saturday, Feb. 18
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Address

Ouray National Wildlife Refuge
19001 East Wildlife Refuge Road
Randlett, UT 84063

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Bald Eagle Viewing Day - Eccles Wildlife Education Center
Bald Eagle Viewing Day - Eccles Wildlife Education Center
Farmington, UT — George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Wildlife Education Center Feb. 18

Watch and celebrate bald eagles at Farmington Bay with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources!

Come see America's most iconic bird in the wetlands! Every winter, bald eagles fly south to find food and escape colder conditions farther north. Join the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for a free bald eagle viewing event on Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eccles Wildlife Education Center.

What to expect:

  • Bald eagle viewing opportunities at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area.
  • Activities and crafts.
  • A live bald eagle encounter.
  • Education about bald eagles.
  • DWR personnel on site to answer questions and provide information on recent sightings.

Event Contact:

Hayley Pace at 385-515-6447 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Date & time

Saturday, Feb. 18
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Address

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Wildlife Education Center
1157 South Waterfowl Way
Farmington, UT 84025

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First Shots Beginner Clay Target Trap Clinic
First Shots Beginner Clay Target Trap Clinic
Salt Lake City, UT — Lee Kay Public Shooting Range Feb. 25

Have you always wanted to learn how to trapshoot? This free, hands-on clinic at the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range will get you started.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are hosting a free First Shots Clay Targets Trapshooting Clinic! This event is a hands-on class for beginners who have little or no experience shooting clay targets and will take place on Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.

What to expect:

  • Learn from Ed Wehking, the vice president of the Amateur Trapshooting Association and a certified shooting instructor with many years of experience.
  • An introduction to safe shotgun handling and the fundamentals of trapshooting.
  • Practice what you learn on the shooting range!
  • Improve your shotgun skills in a supportive, encouraging and comfortable environment.

Things to remember:

  • Participants must be 12 years of age or older.
  • Dress comfortably. The majority of the clinic will be held outdoors.
  • Bring eye and ear protection. You may purchase some at the event if you would like, but there will not be any available for free use.
  • You are welcome to bring your personal shotgun and ammunition, but it is not required to participate. We will have shotguns and ammunition available for attendees to use.
  • This clinic is intended for beginners with little or no previous trapshooting experience, and the number of participants is limited. If you are a proficient shooter looking to hone your skills, please stay connected with us for information about more advanced classes in the future.

Please register in advance for this event. Space is limited!

Event Contact:

George Sommer at 801-698-9068 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Date & time

Saturday, Feb. 25
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Address

Lee Kay Public Shooting Range
6000 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84128

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