Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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Fish for free on June 9, 2018

If you'd like to introduce someone to fishing — or you'd like to give fishing a try, but you don't have a fishing license — mark June 9 on your calendar. June 9 is Free Fishing Day in Utah. You don't need a fishing license to fish in the state that day.

"I found a deer fawn. what should I do?"

If you hike in an area where deer live in Utah, don't be surprised if you come across a deer fawn, or maybe even an elk calf, in early summer. If you find a baby animal, what should you do?

What to do if you find a baby bird

It's not unusual to find a baby bird on the ground this time of the year. Young birds often leave their nests before they're able to fly. "They usually spread along the branch of a tree and call for their parents to bring them food.

Report hunting violations

With most of Utah's hunting seasons in full swing, wildlife officers are asking hunters and anglers — and others who are in the outdoors too — to watch for illegal hunting activities. That includes hunters shooting animals but not retrieving them, shooting after dark or any activity that seems suspicious.

Lee Kay and Cache Valley Shooting Centers
» Shooting centers
Wildlife Blog
» Wildlife Blog
Report poachers - 1-800-662-3337
» Report poachers
Wildlife dates
» Important dates
Hunter, Angler app
Hunter Education
» Hunter education
Utah wildlife photos
» Utah wildlife photos