Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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DWR proposes new hunts in 2019

You might have more chances to hunt bison and pronghorn in Utah in 2019. Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are also recommending new archery hunts that might reduce the number of deer coming into cities and towns in Utah County.

Illegal fish stocking at Kolob Reservoir

During the summer of 2018, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources found three illegally introduced fish species (yellow perch, bluegill sunfish, and green sunfish) in Kolob Reservoir in southern Utah.

Help fight poaching in Utah

Get a license plate number for the vehicle the suspect is driving, says Trevor Doman, a Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officer in northern Utah.

Dry conditions, tougher hunt

Months of hot, dry weather will likely make this fall's general rifle buck deer hunt a tougher hunt.

Tips for rifle buck deer hunt

If you're one of the 60,000 hunters who'll participate in Utah's general rifle buck deer hunt, Gary Cook, Hunter Education coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, has some advice to share.

Young hunters get first crack at pheasants

Oct. 13, 14 or 15 might be the best time this fall to take a young person pheasant or quail hunting in Utah. The state will host its annual youth pheasant and quail hunt on those days.

Time to hit 'restart' at Pelican Lake

The time has finally arrived to make positive changes at Pelican Lake: on Oct. 10 and 11, the Division of Wildlife Resources and its partners will release rotenone into the lake. The rotenone treatment will remove common carp. Removing the carp will improve water clarity and start the process of restoring the fishery.

Use corn for bait

Starting Jan. 1, 2019, you can use corn as bait at any fishing water in Utah. You can also keep more lake trout at Flaming Gorge Reservoir, enjoy a two-day possession limit statewide, and have a better chance at catching big channel catfish at Cutler Reservoir.

Plenty of water, better habitat

If you enjoy hunting ducks in Utah, you might be wondering if there will be enough water to put your duck decoys on this fall.

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