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Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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Utah Wildlife Board approves 2023–24 fishing regulations and other amendments

The Utah Wildlife Board approved some changes to fishing regulations across the state, including classifying roundtail chub as a sportfish and establishing fishing regulations for the species. A few other items were also approved during the Thursday, Sept. 29 public meeting.

What hunters should know about Utah's 2022 waterfowl hunts

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.

Come see sandhill cranes in the wild at DWR events this fall

Many bird-watchers travel to western states to see sandhill cranes in the wild, but if you live near a field in the Uintah Basin, you're no stranger to the loud, rattling call of these large migratory birds. If you have never seen or heard one up close, your opportunity is coming up!

Common hunting and fishing violations hunters and anglers should be aware of

The deer you shot on public land ran onto private property and then died. You shot and killed what you thought was a spike elk only to discover that it was actually a cow elk. You just finished filleting the six rainbow trout you caught before realizing the catch limit at the reservoir was four. Before you find yourself in any of these scenarios, learn what Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers want you to know.

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