Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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1,079 wildlife illegally killed in Utah in 2020

The total number of wild animals taken illegally in Utah in 2020 was slightly higher than the number taken in 2019, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers report.

7 wildlife management areas will close Jan. 1

To help protect big game animals, especially deer, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources annually closes seven wildlife management areas in northern Utah.

10 new Utah fishing records set in 2020

Anyone who goes fishing knows how thrilling it is to catch a fish, especially if it is a large, potentially record-breaking one.

Rabbit hemorrhagic disease recently confirmed in Uintah County

After being confirmed in southern Utah in June, rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHDV-2) has now been confirmed in wild rabbit populations in northeastern Utah too. Prior to the most recent discovery between Fort Duchesne and Lapoint in Uintah County, rabbit hemorrhagic disease in Utah had been found only in San Juan, Wayne, Sanpete and Iron counties.

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