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Over 3,400 boats inspected for quagga mussels during 4th of July weekend

While many celebrated the nation's independence over the Fourth of July weekend, law enforcement officers and technicians for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources across the state were busy working to keep something else free — boats free of invasive quagga mussels after leaving Lake Powell.

Citations issued for camping, illegal target shooting on the Millville-Providence WMA

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources closed the Millville-Providence Wildlife Management Area to overnight camping and target shooting last year after years of ongoing issues, including public safety concerns. After an uptick in violations, conservation officers want to remind the public of the rules, and that citations will be issued for violations.

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.

Avian flu confirmed in wild foxes in 2 Utah cities

The first case of avian flu in wild birds was confirmed last month in Cache County, and now the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has confirmed the virus has spread to two foxes.

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