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Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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DWR holds ribbon cutting, unveils plans for Cinnamon Creek WMA

After obtaining the winning bid at a public auction in November 2021, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officially took ownership of its newest wildlife management area — the Cinnamon Creek WMA — in June. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Aug. 5 to mark the occasion.

Tips to help prevent injuries and prepare for a safe, successful archery hunt this fall

The general-season buck deer archery hunt and the general spike and any-bull elk archery hunts are the first big game hunts of Utah's fall season, and they all begin Saturday, Aug. 20. If you will be archery hunting this fall, there are several ways you can prepare for the hunt and stay safe while out in the field.

How to take a hunter education class or enroll in the Trial Hunting Program in Utah

If you are interested in trying hunting for the first time this fall or winter or if you'd like to learn how to use a trap, you'll need to look into either taking a hunter education class or participating in the Trial Hunting Program. If you've never taken hunter education or a furharvester course, rest assured that it isn't too late; but don't put it off because classes fill up quickly!

2 great places to celebrate National Shooting Sports Month in August

August is National Shooting Sports Month, making it a great time to hit the shooting range. (Established ranges are also a safer option for wildfire prevention, especially if you're planning to target shoot with firearms during the current hot, dry conditions.) Whether you are a beginner who wants to shoot a bow or rifle for the first time or you're a seasoned hunter prepping for the fall hunts, the two Utah Division of Wildlife Resources shooting ranges offer something for everyone.

Quick links
Lee Kay and Cache Valley Shooting Centers
» Shooting centers
Wildlife Blog: Views from DWR employees
» Wildlife Blog
Report poachers — 1-800-662-3337
» Report poachers
Wildlife dates
» Important dates
Hunter, angler mobile app
Hunter Education: Sign up for classes
» Hunter education