Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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See sandhill cranes

If you live near a field in the Uinta Basin, you're no stranger to the loud, rattling call of the sandhill cranes that call the area home.

Take a young person duck hunting

Hunters 17 years old and younger will have Utah's marshes — and the ducks and geese that go with them — all to themselves during two days in September.

Learn how to hunt waterfowl at free clinic

You can sharpen your waterfowl hunting skills at a free clinic on Sept. 8. And — if you're 14 years old or younger — you might even win a free 20-gauge shotgun.

Wildlife Board approves more cougar hunting permits

Plenty of cougars mean additional chances to hunt the big cats in Utah. During an Aug. 30 meeting in Salt Lake City, members of the Utah Wildlife Board — a panel of seven citizens appointed by the governor — approved a slight increase in the number of cougars hunters can take during the state's upcoming season.

Kokanee salmon ready to put on a show

Trees aren't the only parts of Utah that turn a brilliant shade of red in the fall: so do kokanee salmon.

Fishing changes proposed for 2019 and 2020

Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending changes that will affect anglers in Utah for the next two years.

Forest grouse hunt looks promising

It looks like mild conditions helped adult forest grouse in Utah last winter. And the same dry, mild conditions can help you as a hunter: finding areas that are greener than surrounding areas should put you on birds this year.

Lake Powell Quagga Mussel Infestation

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) personnel from the Utah Department of Natural Resources have stopped more than 120 mussel-infested boats this year, most of which had visited Lake Powell, from launching at other Utah waterbodies. So far in 2018, more than 100 mussel-infested boats have been quarantined. A significant increase compared to recent years.

Find water, use decoys

If you find a watering hole, the chance you'll take doves during Utah's upcoming dove hunt should go way up this year. Blair Stringham says bone dry conditions in the state make finding a watering hole more important than ever.

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