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Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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7 wildlife management areas will close Jan. 1

To help protect big game animals, especially deer, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources annually closes seven wildlife management areas in northern Utah.

11 new Utah fishing records set in 2020

Anyone who goes fishing knows how thrilling it is to catch a fish, especially if it is a large, potentially record-breaking one.

Rabbit hemorrhagic disease recently confirmed in Uintah County

After being confirmed in southern Utah in June, rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHDV-2) has now been confirmed in wild rabbit populations in northeastern Utah too. Prior to the most recent discovery between Fort Duchesne and Lapoint in Uintah County, rabbit hemorrhagic disease in Utah had been found only in San Juan, Wayne, Sanpete and Iron counties.

Utah's swan hunt closes early after harvest limit for trumpeter swans met

Starting Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, hunters are prohibited from killing any swan in Utah. The swan hunting season was closed in Utah 16 days early after the federal quota of 20 trumpeter swans was met on Nov. 27. This is the second consecutive year that the swan hunt had to be closed early.

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