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Upcoming events

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.

May–August

2023 Fishing with the Fox Contest
2023 Fishing with the Fox Contest
Vernal, UT — Utah Division of Wildlife Resources May 22 – Aug. 6

Join us for the 13th annual Fishing with the Fox tagged fishing contest in partnership with Vernal's The Fox 98.5 FM radio station.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, in partnership with Vernal's The Fox 98.5 FM radio station, holds this annual family-friendly fishing contest to encourage anglers — local and far — to fish at designated Uintah Basin waterbodies. This year, we have limited it to two locations due to changing environmental conditions. Grab your fishing tackle, make sure to bring along your valid Utah fishing or combination license (for anglers aged 12 and older) and get outside for a fun day on the water. You could catch one of the hundreds of tagged rainbow trout stocked in the Uintah Basin!

Where to catch tagged contest fish

Fish at either of the lakes stocked in 2023 with tagged fish:

What to do if you catch a tagged fish

This year, the trout are tagged with a red tag that says '2023 DWR WIN' with a corresponding number from 001-550.

  • Tags can be registered and turned in starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 22 through Aug. 6, 11:59 p.m.
  • You must have possession of the physical red tag to win. You can catch-and-keep trout with the tag or catch-and-release tagged trout. If you choose catch-and-release fishing, please swiftly pull or clip the tag from the trout, then release it.
  • Register for the contest. Register here on this Eventbrite page to enter your contest registration information; once registered for the contest, you'll be prompted to print out or download the "tagged fish registration ticket," which must accompany all tags submitted.*

How to register your tag

All tags registered by midnight on Aug. 6 are automatically entered for the 'Alive After Five' grand finale prize drawing! The prize drawing will occur on Thursday, August 10, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at the Uintah County Library park (204 E. 100 North, Vernal).

You must be present to win OR register an alternative person to represent you at the grand prize drawing. 

  1. If you haven't already, register here on this Eventbrite page to enter your contest registration information; once registered for the contest, you'll be prompted to print out or download the "tagged fish registration ticket" which must accompany all tags submitted.*
  2. Submit your tagged fish registration ticket and physically turn in the red tag for verification. Important: Make sure your tag is secured to the registration ticket somehow — use staples, tape or place them in a ziplock bag.
  3. There are several ways you can turn in your tag and registration:
  • Option 1 – Mail in your tagged fish registration ticket and attached red tag (both must be included). Attn: Fishing with the Fox contest, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, 318 N. Vernal Ave., Vernal, UT 84078
  • Option 2 – Drop off your tagged fish registration ticket and attached red tag (both must be included). Stop by the Vernal DWR office lobby during office hours (M-F, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.) or Stewart’s Ace (245 US-40, Roosevelt) gun counter and drop off your tagged fish registration ticket and attached red tag in a designated "Fishing with the Fox" dropbox. Remember to make sure your tag is firmly secured somehow — by staples, tape or sealed in a ziplock bag.
  • Option 3 – Email your fish registration ticket and then mail or bring in your red tag.
    • Screenshot or download your completed fish registration ticket and email it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., then
    • mail the numbered red tag (along with your name, phone number and email address) to the Vernal DWR office — Attn: Fishing with the Fox contest, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, 318 N. Vernal Ave., Vernal, UT 84078
    • or turn in your red tag (along with your name and email address) at the Vernal DWR office lobby during office hours (M-F, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.)

The deadline to register your tag is August 6, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Prizes and awards

Join us Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023 from 6–8 p.m. for the prize drawing!

All tags registered are automatically entered for the 'Alive After Five' grand finale prize drawing! The prize drawing will occur on Thursday, August 10, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at the Uintah County Library park (204 E. 100 North, Vernal).

You must be present to win OR register an alternative person to represent you at the grand prize drawing. 

Even if you don't catch a tagged fish, going fishing at one of the two designated locations will get you a stamp in the 2023 Uintah County Dinosaurland Passport to Summer!

All state fishing rules and regulations apply

Reminder: Utah fishing rules and regulations apply throughout the contest.

Thank you to participating sponsors

  • Basin Sports
  • Esquire RV
  • Mort's Car Wash
  • Red Mountain Cycle
  • Stewart's Marketplace/Ace Hardware
  • Strategic Diesel
  • The Fox 98.5 radio station
  • Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Please watch your email and follow the DWR on social media for the latest updates.

Directions to participating waterbodies: 

Starvation Reservoir: From Duchesne, take U.S. Highway 40 west for 0.25 miles. Turn north (right) onto UT-311 north and travel four miles into Fred Hayes Park at Starvation to enter the park to fish. Note: All state park fees will apply. You may also fish at several locations along the west side of the reservoir.

Steinaker Reservoir: From Vernal, take U.S. Highway 191 north for 7 miles. Turn left into Steinaker State Park to enter into the park to fish. Note: All state park fees will apply. You may also fish at several locations along the east side of the reservoir.

Contact us

For more information about this event, please contact the DWR event organizers:

Anthony Christianson at 435-828-0008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Monday, May 22
8 a.m.
Ends Sunday, Aug. 6
11:59 p.m.

Address

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
318 North Vernal Avenue
Vernal, UT 84078

Register

June

Women's Introductory Archery Clinic
Women's Introductory Archery Clinic
Cedar City, UT — Diamond Z Arena June 8

This free, hands-on introduction to archery clinic is geared toward women and girls (ages 12+) who want to learn how to shoot a bow.

Are you interested in learning about archery, but are not sure how to get started? We are hosting a free, hands-on introduction to archery clinic just for women and girls ages 12 and older!

Our instructors will guide you through this fun and information-packed clinic where you will:

  • Become familiar with archery equipment and shooting safety
  • Learn the basics of how to handle and shoot a bow
  • Have plenty of hands-on practice shooting a bow
  • Work on your technique and accuracy

What to expect:

  • All equipment will be provided
  • The event will be held at an indoor archery range
  • Please come prepared for safe shooting: closed-toe shoes are required (especially, no flip-flops), no loose or dangling necklaces or earrings, and have hair pulled back securely away from your face
  • Participants ages 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult

Only a limited number of spots are available, and you must pre-register to attend. Sign up today!

Event contact

Johnny Neil at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 435-868-8756

Date & time

Thursday, June 8
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Address

Diamond Z Arena
11S. Cross Hollow Dr.
Cedar City, UT 84720

Register

Eccles Wildlife Education Center — Wildlife Photography Exhibit
Eccles Wildlife Education Center — Wildlife Photography Exhibit
Farmington, UT — George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Wildlife Education Center June 9

Do you enjoy wildlife photography? Attend the EWEC photography exhibit and see local photography of native Utah wildlife!

The Eccles Wildlife Education Center is excited to host a photography competition and exhibit celebrating the beautiful Farmington Bay wetlands and Utah's native wildlife.

This exhibit will provide wildlife photographers a place to showcase their skills and display their images in our auditorium. We hope this inaugural photography contest and exhibit will be the first in what will become an annual event!

The photography exhibit will be open to the general public for viewing Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

  • Visitors on June 9 have the opportunity to cast their votes for the "public's choice" award in each category!
  • Photography contest winners will be showcased in the exhibit on June 10.

Wildlife photography contest categories include:

  • Waterfowl
  • Raptors
  • Shorebirds/Water birds (grebes, rails, pelicans, etc.)
  • Great blue herons
  • Birds, other (species not in the above categories)
  • Wildlife (non-birds)
  • Hunting (any photo taken during a hunt)

Want to enter your photos in the competition?

If you are a photographer who would like to enter the contest, find out more about the competition rules and submission guidelines at the EWEC Wildlife Photography Contest Eventbrite

Note: All photo submissions must be turned in by 4:30 p.m., June 3, 2023 at EWEC.

Questions about this contest or the exhibit?

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

Friday, June 9
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Address

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

Register

.22 Wild Bunch Shoot — Vernal
.22 Wild Bunch Shoot — Vernal
Vernal, UT — Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex June 9

Come be part of our inaugural men’s shooting competition — the .22 Wild Bunch Shoot — on June 9 at Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex!

Get ready for our inaugural men's shooting competition — the .22 Wild Bunch Shoot — on June 9 in Vernal! Join us from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex for the rifle shooting competition. The awards ceremony will be held at the Uintah Conference Center in Vernal at 7:45 p.m.  

Co-sponsored by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the Wildlife Conservation Foundation, this free event is designed to give men of all ages and shooting skills levels a fun environment to sharpen their rifle skills while competing for prizes.

Age classes and prizes

  • The age classes are: Youngin' (ages 11-17), Codger (ages 18-49) and Old Fogy (ages 50+).
  • Shooters may compete in the open sight or the scope class (but not both).
  • Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in all age and shooting class categories.

What to expect

  • The competition will run from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex. Please sign up for a shooting time here so participants can be adequately spaced.
  • For tiebreakers, a shoot-off will occur at 7 p.m.
  • The awards ceremony will be held at 7:45 p.m. at the Uintah Conference Center (313 E. 200 South, Vernal, UT 84078).
  • The registration fee for this year's event is free for all attendees and dinner will be provided!
  • The Wildlife Conservation Foundation will be providing a door prize drawing, so be sure to purchase tickets throughout the event. All attendees will automatically receive a ticket for participating.

What to bring with you

  • Shooters must provide their own .22 ammunition and a standard .22 caliber rifle. Note: No magnum, target rifles or handguns are allowed.
  • Participants must provide their own eye and ear protection.
  • Please bring your own lawn chair for seating during the event.
  • All shooters ages 16 and younger must have a parent or legal guardian present and have a valid hunter education blue card (proof of completion certificate) to participate.

Competition rules

  • Shooters may enter to shoot in the open sight or the scope class, but not both.
  • The distance to the targets is approximately 28-30 yards.
  • Shooters will have 10 shots in three different positions: prone, sitting and standing. Prone position is laying on the ground without a provided support.
  • Reminders: Shooters must provide their own .22 ammunition, standard .22 caliber rifle, and provide their own eye and ear protection. You will not be permitted to participate without these items.
  • No magnum, target rifles or handguns are allowed.

We highly recommend that participants pre-register here before the event, although you may register the day of the event prior to 4 p.m.

If you have any questions about the event please contact

Anthony Christianson, DWR Regional Wildlife Recreation Program Specialist: 435-828-0008

Tonya Kieffer-Selby, DWR Outreach Manager: 801-995-2972

Date & time

Friday, June 9
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Address

Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex
Diamond Mountain Road
Vernal, UT 84078

Register

.22 Wild Bunch Shoot — Vernal
.22 Wild Bunch Shoot — Vernal
Vernal, UT — Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex June 9

Come be part of our inaugural men’s shooting competition — the .22 Wild Bunch Shoot — on June 9 at Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex!

Get ready for our inaugural men's shooting competition — the .22 Wild Bunch Shoot — on June 9 in Vernal! Join us from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex for the rifle shooting competition. The awards ceremony will be held at the Uintah Conference Center in Vernal at 7:45 p.m.  

Co-sponsored by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the Wildlife Conservation Foundation, this free event is designed to give men of all ages and shooting skills levels a fun environment to sharpen their rifle skills while competing for prizes.

Age classes and prizes

  • The age classes are: Youngin' (ages 11-17), Codger (ages 18-49) and Old Fogy (ages 50+).
  • Shooters may compete in the open sight or the scope class (but not both).
  • Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in all age and shooting class categories.

What to expect

  • The competition will run from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex. Please sign up for a shooting time here so participants can be adequately spaced.
  • For tiebreakers, a shoot-off will occur at 7 p.m.
  • The awards ceremony will be held at 7:45 p.m. at the Uintah Conference Center (313 E. 200 South, Vernal, UT 84078).
  • The registration fee for this year's event is free for all attendees and dinner will be provided!
  • The Wildlife Conservation Foundation will be providing a door prize drawing, so be sure to purchase tickets throughout the event. All attendees will automatically receive a ticket for participating.

What to bring with you

  • Shooters must provide their own .22 ammunition and a standard .22 caliber rifle. Note: No magnum, target rifles or handguns are allowed.
  • Participants must provide their own eye and ear protection.
  • Please bring your own lawn chair for seating during the event.
  • All shooters ages 16 and younger must have a parent or legal guardian present and have a valid hunter education blue card (proof of completion certificate) to participate.

Competition rules

  • Shooters may enter to shoot in the open sight or the scope class, but not both.
  • The distance to the targets is approximately 28-30 yards.
  • Shooters will have 10 shots in three different positions: prone, sitting and standing. Prone position is laying on the ground without a provided support.
  • Reminders: Shooters must provide their own .22 ammunition, standard .22 caliber rifle, and provide their own eye and ear protection. You will not be permitted to participate without these items.
  • No magnum, target rifles or handguns are allowed.

We highly recommend that participants pre-register here before the event, although you may register the day of the event prior to 4 p.m.

If you have any questions about the event please contact

Anthony Christianson, DWR Regional Wildlife Recreation Program Specialist: 435-828-0008

Tonya Kieffer-Selby, DWR Outreach Manager: 801-995-2972

Date & time

Friday, June 9
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Address

Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex
Diamond Mountain Road
Vernal, UT 84078

Register

.22 Wild Bunch Shoot — Vernal
.22 Wild Bunch Shoot — Vernal
Vernal, UT — Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex June 9

Come be part of our inaugural men’s shooting competition — the .22 Wild Bunch Shoot — on June 9 at Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex!

Get ready for our inaugural men's shooting competition — the .22 Wild Bunch Shoot — on June 9 in Vernal! Join us from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex for the rifle shooting competition. The awards ceremony will be held at the Uintah Conference Center in Vernal at 7:45 p.m.  

Co-sponsored by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the Wildlife Conservation Foundation, this free event is designed to give men of all ages and shooting skills levels a fun environment to sharpen their rifle skills while competing for prizes.

Age classes and prizes

  • The age classes are: Youngin' (ages 11-17), Codger (ages 18-49) and Old Fogy (ages 50+).
  • Shooters may compete in the open sight or the scope class (but not both).
  • Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in all age and shooting class categories.

What to expect

  • The competition will run from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex. Please sign up for a shooting time here so participants can be adequately spaced.
  • For tiebreakers, a shoot-off will occur at 7 p.m.
  • The awards ceremony will be held at 7:45 p.m. at the Uintah Conference Center (313 E. 200 South, Vernal, UT 84078).
  • The registration fee for this year's event is free for all attendees and dinner will be provided!
  • The Wildlife Conservation Foundation will be providing a door prize drawing, so be sure to purchase tickets throughout the event. All attendees will automatically receive a ticket for participating.

What to bring with you

  • Shooters must provide their own .22 ammunition and a standard .22 caliber rifle. Note: No magnum, target rifles or handguns are allowed.
  • Participants must provide their own eye and ear protection.
  • Please bring your own lawn chair for seating during the event.
  • All shooters ages 16 and younger must have a parent or legal guardian present and have a valid hunter education blue card (proof of completion certificate) to participate.

Competition rules

  • Shooters may enter to shoot in the open sight or the scope class, but not both.
  • The distance to the targets is approximately 28-30 yards.
  • Shooters will have 10 shots in three different positions: prone, sitting and standing. Prone position is laying on the ground without a provided support.
  • Reminders: Shooters must provide their own .22 ammunition, standard .22 caliber rifle, and provide their own eye and ear protection. You will not be permitted to participate without these items.
  • No magnum, target rifles or handguns are allowed.

We highly recommend that participants pre-register here before the event, although you may register the day of the event prior to 4 p.m.

If you have any questions about the event please contact

Anthony Christianson, DWR Regional Wildlife Recreation Program Specialist: 435-828-0008

Tonya Kieffer-Selby, DWR Outreach Manager: 801-995-2972

Date & time

Friday, June 9
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Address

Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex
Diamond Mountain Road
Vernal, UT 84078

Register

34th Annual .22 Josie Shoot — Vernal
34th Annual .22 Josie Shoot — Vernal
Vernal, UT — Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex June 10

Be part of an annual ladies' shooting tradition and join us June 10 for the 34th annual .22 Josie Shoot at Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex!

It's time to get ready for the 34th annual .22 Josie Shoot in Vernal! Join us June 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex for the target shooting competition. The awards ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Uintah Conference Center.

Co-sponsored by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the Wildlife Conservation Foundation, this free event is designed to give women of all ages and shooting ability levels a fun, comfortable environment to sharpen their rifle skills while competing for prizes.

Age classes and prizes

  • The age classes are: Juniors (ages 11-17), Seniors (ages 18-49) and Vintage (ages 50+).
  • Shooters may compete in the open sight or the scope class (but not both).
  • Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in all age and shooting class categories.

What to expect

  • The competition will run from 8 a.m. to noon at the Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex. Please sign up for a shooting time here so participants can be adequately spaced.
  • For tiebreakers, a shoot-off will occur at 11:15 a.m.
  • The awards ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Uintah Conference Center (313 E. 200 South, Vernal, UT 84078).
  • The registration fee for this year's event is free for all attendees and lunch will be provided!
  • The Wildlife Conservation Foundation will be providing a door prize drawing, so be sure to purchase tickets throughout the event. All attendees will automatically receive a ticket for participating.

What to bring with you

  • Shooters must provide their own .22 ammunition and a standard .22 caliber rifle. Note: No magnum, target rifles or handguns are allowed.
  • Participants must provide their own eye and ear protection.
  • Please bring your own lawn chair for seating during the event.
  • All shooters ages 16 and younger must have a parent or legal guardian present and have a valid hunter education blue card (proof of completion certificate) to participate.

Competition rules

  • This year (as in past years) shooters may enter to shoot in the open sight or the scope class, but not both.
  • The distance to the targets is approximately 28-30 yards.
  • Shooters will have 10 shots in three different positions: prone, sitting and standing. The prone will be from either the shooting bench or laying on the ground, and is up to the shooter.
  • Reminder: Shooters must provide their own .22 ammunition, standard .22 caliber rifle, and provide their own eye and ear protection. You will not be permitted to participate without these items. No magnum, target rifles or handguns are allowed.

We highly recommend that participants pre-register here before the event to reserve a shooting time, although you may register the day of the event prior to 10 a.m.

Event contacts

Tonya Kieffer-Selby, DWR Outreach Manager: 801-995-2972

Anthony Christianson, DWR Regional Wildlife Recreation Program Specialist: 435-828-0008

Date & time

Saturday, June 10
8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Address

Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex
Diamond Mountain Road
Vernal, UT 84078

Register

34th Annual .22 Josie Shoot — Vernal
34th Annual .22 Josie Shoot — Vernal
Vernal, UT — Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex June 10

Be part of an annual ladies' shooting tradition and join us June 10 for the 34th annual .22 Josie Shoot at Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex!

It's time to get ready for the 34th annual .22 Josie Shoot in Vernal! Join us June 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex for the target shooting competition. The awards ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Uintah Conference Center.

Co-sponsored by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the Wildlife Conservation Foundation, this free event is designed to give women of all ages and shooting ability levels a fun, comfortable environment to sharpen their rifle skills while competing for prizes.

Age classes and prizes

  • The age classes are: Juniors (ages 11-17), Seniors (ages 18-49) and Vintage (ages 50+).
  • Shooters may compete in the open sight or the scope class (but not both).
  • Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in all age and shooting class categories.

What to expect

  • The competition will run from 8 a.m. to noon at the Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex. Please sign up for a shooting time here so participants can be adequately spaced.
  • For tiebreakers, a shoot-off will occur at 11:15 a.m.
  • The awards ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Uintah Conference Center (313 E. 200 South, Vernal, UT 84078).
  • The registration fee for this year's event is free for all attendees and lunch will be provided!
  • The Wildlife Conservation Foundation will be providing a door prize drawing, so be sure to purchase tickets throughout the event. All attendees will automatically receive a ticket for participating.

What to bring with you

  • Shooters must provide their own .22 ammunition and a standard .22 caliber rifle. Note: No magnum, target rifles or handguns are allowed.
  • Participants must provide their own eye and ear protection.
  • Please bring your own lawn chair for seating during the event.
  • All shooters ages 16 and younger must have a parent or legal guardian present and have a valid hunter education blue card (proof of completion certificate) to participate.

Competition rules

  • This year (as in past years) shooters may enter to shoot in the open sight or the scope class, but not both.
  • The distance to the targets is approximately 28-30 yards.
  • Shooters will have 10 shots in three different positions: prone, sitting and standing. The prone will be from either the shooting bench or laying on the ground, and is up to the shooter.
  • Reminder: Shooters must provide their own .22 ammunition, standard .22 caliber rifle, and provide their own eye and ear protection. You will not be permitted to participate without these items. No magnum, target rifles or handguns are allowed.

We highly recommend that participants pre-register here before the event to reserve a shooting time, although you may register the day of the event prior to 10 a.m.

Event contacts

Tonya Kieffer-Selby, DWR Outreach Manager: 801-995-2972

Anthony Christianson, DWR Regional Wildlife Recreation Program Specialist: 435-828-0008

Date & time

Saturday, June 10
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Address

Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex
Diamond Mountain Road
Vernal, UT 84078

Register

Eccles Wildlife Education Center — Wildlife Photography Exhibit
Eccles Wildlife Education Center — Wildlife Photography Exhibit
Farmington, UT — George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Wildlife Education Center June 10

Do you enjoy wildlife photography? Attend the EWEC photography exhibit and see local photography of native Utah wildlife!

The Eccles Wildlife Education Center is excited to host a photography competition and exhibit celebrating the beautiful Farmington Bay wetlands and Utah's native wildlife.

This exhibit will provide wildlife photographers a place to showcase their skills and display their images in our auditorium. We hope this inaugural photography contest and exhibit will be the first in what will become an annual event!

The photography exhibit will be open to the general public for viewing Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

  • Visitors on June 9 have the opportunity to cast their votes for the "public's choice" award in each category!
  • Photography contest winners will be showcased in the exhibit on June 10.

Wildlife photography contest categories include:

  • Waterfowl
  • Raptors
  • Shorebirds/Water birds (grebes, rails, pelicans, etc.)
  • Great blue herons
  • Birds, other (species not in the above categories)
  • Wildlife (non-birds)
  • Hunting (any photo taken during a hunt)

Want to enter your photos in the competition?

If you are a photographer who would like to enter the contest, find out more about the competition rules and submission guidelines at the EWEC Wildlife Photography Contest Eventbrite

Note: All photo submissions must be turned in by 4:30 p.m., June 3, 2023 at EWEC.

Questions about this contest or the exhibit?

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, June 10
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Address

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

Register

34th Annual .22 Josie Shoot — Vernal
34th Annual .22 Josie Shoot — Vernal
Vernal, UT — Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex June 10

Be part of an annual ladies' shooting tradition and join us June 10 for the 34th annual .22 Josie Shoot at Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex!

It's time to get ready for the 34th annual .22 Josie Shoot in Vernal! Join us June 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex for the target shooting competition. The awards ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Uintah Conference Center.

Co-sponsored by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the Wildlife Conservation Foundation, this free event is designed to give women of all ages and shooting ability levels a fun, comfortable environment to sharpen their rifle skills while competing for prizes.

Age classes and prizes

  • The age classes are: Juniors (ages 11-17), Seniors (ages 18-49) and Vintage (ages 50+).
  • Shooters may compete in the open sight or the scope class (but not both).
  • Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in all age and shooting class categories.

What to expect

  • The competition will run from 8 a.m. to noon at the Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex. Please sign up for a shooting time here so participants can be adequately spaced.
  • For tiebreakers, a shoot-off will occur at 11:15 a.m.
  • The awards ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Uintah Conference Center (313 E. 200 South, Vernal, UT 84078).
  • The registration fee for this year's event is free for all attendees and lunch will be provided!
  • The Wildlife Conservation Foundation will be providing a door prize drawing, so be sure to purchase tickets throughout the event. All attendees will automatically receive a ticket for participating.

What to bring with you

  • Shooters must provide their own .22 ammunition and a standard .22 caliber rifle. Note: No magnum, target rifles or handguns are allowed.
  • Participants must provide their own eye and ear protection.
  • Please bring your own lawn chair for seating during the event.
  • All shooters ages 16 and younger must have a parent or legal guardian present and have a valid hunter education blue card (proof of completion certificate) to participate.

Competition rules

  • This year (as in past years) shooters may enter to shoot in the open sight or the scope class, but not both.
  • The distance to the targets is approximately 28-30 yards.
  • Shooters will have 10 shots in three different positions: prone, sitting and standing. The prone will be from either the shooting bench or laying on the ground, and is up to the shooter.
  • Reminder: Shooters must provide their own .22 ammunition, standard .22 caliber rifle, and provide their own eye and ear protection. You will not be permitted to participate without these items. No magnum, target rifles or handguns are allowed.

We highly recommend that participants pre-register here before the event to reserve a shooting time, although you may register the day of the event prior to 10 a.m.

Event contacts

Tonya Kieffer-Selby, DWR Outreach Manager: 801-995-2972

Anthony Christianson, DWR Regional Wildlife Recreation Program Specialist: 435-828-0008

Date & time

Saturday, June 10
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Address

Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex
Diamond Mountain Road
Vernal, UT 84078

Register

Lee Kay Public Shooting Range Open House
Lee Kay Public Shooting Range Open House
Salt Lake City, UT — Lee Kay Public Shooting Range June 17

Join us for the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range open house featuring shooting demos, dog training, decoy placement and more!

Join us for a full day of shooting sports events and clinics to help you improve your skills on the range and in the field! Learn how to get your .22 rifle on target, improve grips and stance with your handgun, see dogs and their trainers in action, gain tips on how to set waterfowl decoys, try out archery equipment and more!

What to expect

  • All ages are welcome at the open house! Youth ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • You will need to bring your own firearm and the correct ammunition. For the .22 rifle marksmanship course, .22 short, long or long rifle only are allowed (no hyper-velocity ammunition). For the shotgun ranges, only 7 ½, 8 or 9 shot sizes are authorized.
  • Eye and ear protection are required for any events on the shooting range. You may purchase some at the event if you would like, but there will not be any available for free use.
  • Dress comfortably. We have an outdoor range, so please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • All participants in any shooting events must fill out an event waiver when signing up.

Schedule of events, demonstrations and clinics

Join us for hands-on activities and demonstrations throughout the day! All shooting range activities are first-come, first-served. Please be aware that there may be a wait to participate in some of the events.

  • 9 a.m.–noon: .22 rifle marksmanship and spinners course on the specialty range
  • 9–11 a.m.: Duck decoy placement demo and calling techniques on the Lee Kay demo pond
  • 9–11 a.m and 1–4 p.m.: Orienteering course and Utah Hunter Education Program primer
  • 1–4 p.m.: Muzzleloader demos on the specialty range
  • All day: Dog training demos on the Lee Kay demo pond
  • All day: Mini archery challenge
  • All day: Utah Division of Wildlife conservation officers and Help Stop Poaching trailer
  • All day: Trap, skeet, handgun and modern sporting rifle informational clinics

Exhibitors and event sponsors

Exhibitors and event sponsors will be on hand all day to answer your questions, share tips and demonstrate equipment!

  • Wasatch Hunt Retriever Club
  • Jacob Farley and Lucas Davis with Buck Gardner Calls
  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  • Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
  • Rocky Mountain Big Game Recovery

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, June 17
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address

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

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