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?

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.

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.

DWR announces proposals for 2019 big game hunts

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists have released their recommendations for the 2019 big game hunts and are asking for the public's feedback.

Gila monster named state reptile

Utah has long had a state flag, a state emblem and even a state cooking pot. (It's the Dutch oven.) Now, with Wednesday's signing of HB144, Utah officially has a state reptile: the Gila monster.

Don't let dogs chase wildlife

Utah wildlife often struggles to find food during winters that have heavy snow. By spring, many animals are vulnerable and weak. So if you are planning to take your dog on hikes this spring and summer, make sure your pet doesn't chase or harass any wildlife.

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