- Published: Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 9:00 am
Due to some recent incidents with rabid wildlife, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the Utah Department of Health want to remind the public what to do if you or your pet have contact with a wild animal.
If you live near a field in the Uintah Basin, you're no stranger to the loud, rattling call of the sandhill cranes that migrate through and call the area home. But if you have never seen or heard one of these large birds, your opportunity is coming up!
It's a quiet, still morning as you sit near the edge of a lake in your blind. You hear some birds in the distance and turn your head to see several ducks flying toward you. Your heartbeat quickens, and you slowly raise your shotgun. Waterfowl hunting season is finally here.
Do you have a current Utah hunting, fishing or combination license? If so, you can visit either of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources public shooting ranges on Saturday, Sept. 25, and shoot for free.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will be treating parts of Clear Creek and Fish Creek in an effort to help restore native Bonneville cutthroat trout in those areas, which are part of the fish species' native range.
Law enforcement officers and technicians with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and other agencies had a busy weekend working to inspect and decontaminate boats across the state to prevent invasive quagga mussels in Lake Powell from spreading to other Utah waterbodies.
Due to recent rain storms decreasing the wildfire risk for several areas of Utah, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has removed its temporary ban on campfires and recreational target shooting with a firearm on most of its wildlife management areas.
In September and October, kokanee salmon — which are a shade of silver most of the year — change to a bright red before they travel up rivers and streams to spawn. The males also acquire humped backs, hooked jaws and elongated teeth. Here are several spots around Utah where you can see bright red kokanee.
The Utah Wildlife Board approved several changes to 2021–22 cougar and bobcat hunting seasons and also approved some additional cow elk hunting permits and a few other items during Thursday's public meeting. The board's goal in approving the additional elk permits was to decrease conflicts and damage occurring on agricultural properties and other habitat areas affected by Utah's severe drought conditions.