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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. 13

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, and apply for an opportunity to hunt turkeys in Utah next spring.

Sleigh rides at Hardware WMA to resume this winter season

It's been two winters since horse-drawn sleigh and wagon rides were offered through the middle of hundreds of wild elk at the Hardware Wildlife Management Area. Starting Dec. 2, the rides are back!

See mule deer at upcoming DWR viewing event

November is the perfect time for wildlife watchers and photographers to see mule deer since the deer migrate during breeding season and also move to lower elevations in search of feed.

DWR proposes new statewide elk management plan, changes to elk hunting

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is proposing a new 10-year Utah Elk Management Plan, which includes several changes to elk hunting. The DWR also has a proposal for the 2023–24 big game hunting season dates, along with a few other recommendations and is seeking the public's feedback on the proposals.

Tips to avoid deer/vehicle collisions after daylight saving time ends Nov. 6

While Utahns will gain an extra hour of sleep on Nov. 6 when daylight saving time ends, the time change also means that many people will have evening commutes during lower-visibility hours in the months ahead, which can increase vehicle/wildlife collisions.

Quick links
Lee Kay and Cache Valley Shooting Centers
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Wildlife Blog: Views from DWR employees
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Report poachers — 1-800-662-3337
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