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Drought, hot temperatures prompt increased fishing limits at additional Utah waterbodies

In anticipation of low water levels due to drought conditions and hot water temperatures, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources issued more emergency changes to Utah's fishing regulations Thursday, July 1. Those changes will allow anglers to catch and keep more fish at some additional waterbodies around the state.

DWR reminds public about not illegally keeping wildlife

Baby animals are often hard to resist, especially wild baby animals. Utahns often come across baby wildlife while recreating outdoors, but — as cute or helpless as these animals might seem — it is important not to pick them up or take them home.

How to keep deer out of your garden and other drought-related wildlife tips

The ongoing drought may lead to more wildlife traveling into Utah neighborhoods in search of food and water. Whether you want to keep the deer from eating all your garden vegetables and flowers or whether you're interested in ways to help wildlife during this hot, dry summer, here are a few things you should know.

What you should know about moose behavior and how to avoid conflicts

You are in the middle of a hike to your favorite waterfall. You come around a corner and notice a large moose in the middle of the trail. What should you do? Here are a few things to know about moose in Utah and how to avoid conflicts with them.

What to do if you encounter a rattlesnake

Rattlesnakes strike fear in the hearts of some people, but they shouldn't. Knowing a little about how these reptiles behave and doing a few simple things can go a long way in keeping you and the snakes safe.

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