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DWR increases fishing limits at 10 waterbodies in Utah

In anticipation of low water levels due to drought conditions, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources issued emergency changes to Utah's fishing regulations Tuesday to allow anglers to catch and keep more fish at 10 waterbodies around the state.

25 waterbodies to check out on Free Fishing Day

If you'd like to catch a fish in Utah's beautiful outdoors but you don't have a fishing license, Free Fishing Day is the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

Don't touch or take home baby deer or elk that you find in the wild

As you are out hiking and camping this summer, don't be surprised if you come across a deer fawn or an elk calf during late May or early June. If you do see one, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources requests that you not touch, try to feed or take the baby animal home — doing so can have fatal consequences for the animal and could result in injury to you.

Great places to watch migrating birds in Utah this spring

Spring is here, which means wildlife migrations are in full swing. Bird-watching is a great opportunity to get outdoors and see a wide variety of wildlife — and enjoy the fun challenge of trying to identify them! The 23rd annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is an exciting opportunity to see and learn more about birds in Utah.

Lee Kay and Cache Valley Shooting Centers
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