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Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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Apply for Utah's spring turkey hunting permits starting Dec. 1

If you like the idea of harvesting your own locally sourced turkey, instead of fighting the crowds to buy one at your neighborhood supermarket, you can start planning now for next year's Thanksgiving feast — apply for an opportunity to hunt turkeys in Utah next spring.

DWR proposes changes to 2021 Black Bear Management Plan

The DWR is recommending a few minor updates to the 2021 Black Bear Management Plan in order to comply with legislative changes passed this year, and wildlife managers are asking for the public's feedback.

2 Utah waterbodies named new Blue Ribbon Fisheries

Lost Creek Reservoir and Kolob Reservoir were selected as the newest Blue Ribbon Fisheries during the Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19.

When you should report a wildlife sighting/encounter

Utah's growing population and expanding developments have increased the number of wildlife encounters across the state in recent years. However, not every encounter or animal sighting needs to be reported to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

DWR closes Timpanogos Wildlife Management Area after recent wildfire

After the recent Range Fire burned through much of the Timpanogos WMA, the Utah DWR closed the property Tuesday until further notice in an effort to avoid disturbance of the habitat restoration projects currently underway and to ensure public safety.

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