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See and hear wild swans at free DWR events (canceled)

You can see wild tundra and trumpeter swans at two free events hosted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources during this year's Wild Swan Day on March 14. The events will be held at the Salt Creek WMA, southwest of Tremonton, and at the Farmington Bay WMA in Farmington.

Great Salt Lake sees record season of raw pounds of brine shrimp cysts harvested

The Great Salt Lake is known for its incredibly high salinity levels that allow people to float, but many may not be aware of its multi-million dollar brine shrimp industry and how the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources manages it to help balance a unique ecosystem.

3 Utah waters with amazing scenery and great fishing in February

A great way to get outdoors is embarking on an afternoon or a weekend of ice fishing. Here are three spots that offer great fishing in February as well as incredible views to help you forget the cold temperatures.

DWR reintroduces bighorn sheep to Antelope Island

A year after a contagious respiratory disease decimated a bighorn sheep herd at Antelope Island State Park, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources successfully reintroduced a new herd of 25 bighorn sheep to the island on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Rare black deer in Moab area died of chronic wasting disease

Recent test results have confirmed that a unique black deer that became well-known and loved by Moab residents died of chronic wasting disease, a relatively rare, but fatal transmissible disease that affects the nervous systems of deer, elk and moose.

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