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Never been fishing? Here are 3 good spots for new anglers

If you’ve been seeing Instagram and Facebook pictures of your friends’ fishing trips this summer, and you want to give fishing a try, July is a great time to go. Not only is the weather amazing, but fishing is good around the state.

DWR K9s help track runaway juveniles and detect illegally caught fish

Although they recently finished training, two new Utah Division of Wildlife Resources K9 conservation officers are already hard at work. Last weekend, the officers successfully assisted other agencies with searches and caught people illegally fishing.

5 wild animals you may not know live in Utah

Many Utahns have seen deer, jackrabbits and a variety of birds while recreating throughout the state. But the Beehive State is home to a whole host of animals that you may not even know about. Here are five wildlife species that you may not have realized live in Utah.

Don’t hike off the trails or bike at the Eccles Wildlife Education Center

You hear the warbling of a bird and turn to see an avocet near the shoreline. Several geese fly overhead and you smell the earthy marsh as you stroll through the wetlands in Farmington Bay. If you come to watch birds or get some exercise on the nature trail loop at the scenic George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Wildlife Education Center, please make sure to stay on the trails and remember that bicycles are not allowed.

Rule change simplifies collection of non-venomous native reptiles, amphibians

Spotting a lizard sunning itself on a rock adds a bit of excitement to any outdoor adventure. For some people, collecting amphibians or reptiles that they find in the wild is a popular activity. On Thursday, the Utah Wildlife Board approved a new rule that makes it easier to do just that.

Want to catch a big fish? Here are 3 Utah lakes to check out

Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 8, making it a great time to get outdoors and introduce someone to a fun, relaxing hobby. But if you want to add a little extra excitement into your relaxation, try fishing in an area where you have better odds of catching a big fish. Here are three Utah waterbodies where you have a good chance of catching a big fish and where you can have success without owning a lot of expensive fishing gear or a boat.

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