Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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What to do if you find a baby bird on the ground

It's a beautiful spring day so you decide to go for a walk. You are strolling along the sidewalk in your neighborhood when suddenly you hear some loud chirping near your feet. You look over and see a small baby bird lying on the ground near a tree trunk. What should you do?

Spring fishing tips at East Canyon and Rockport

Springtime is the perfect time to fish for rainbow trout in Utah. And, if you'd like to hook one of the hardest fighting fish in the state, smallmouth bass fishing should be hot by mid-May.

The lasting effects of Utah's 2018 wildfires

The wildfires that burned throughout Utah during 2018 made headlines due to the large amount of acres burned and several community evacuations.

Three things to know about the spring turkey hunts

Your heart pounds as you sit crouched in a few short scrub oak trees. You break the still morning silence again with another repetition of your turkey call. Very slowly, you raise your shotgun and take aim at the magnificent strutting tom turkey making its way steadily toward where you are sitting.

Fewer but bigger fish to be stocked this year

If you like fishing for large fish, this is your year. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) will be stocking fewer fish in some Utah waterbodies this year, but the fish will be larger.

Utah Cutthroat Slam anniversary celebrated

Anglers across Utah and the country have embraced a program created by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Trout Unlimited to educate people about the value of native fish and encourage them to explore new waters across the state, while also supporting cutthroat trout conservation efforts.

5 big lakes that offer great spring fishing

If you are getting excited to take your fishing boat out for the first time this season, these five Utah lakes and reservoirs are a good place to start.

Despite the harsh winter, deer survival is good statewide

While winters with heavy snow can be hard on deer and other big game animals, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists said that adult deer survival is currently at 92 percent statewide.

Keep small lake trout caught at Flaming Gorge

Several agencies are asking for the public's help in improving the health of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir fishery. The most beneficial step anglers can take is to keep the small lake trout they catch.

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