Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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Gambel's quail hunt starts soon

If you own a good pair of running shoes — or better yet, a trained hunting dog — hunting Gambel's quail in southwestern Utah might be a fun adventure this fall.

See mule deer up close in east-central Utah

November is the perfect time for wildlife watchers and photographers to get close to mule deer without spooking them. Instead of worrying about people, mule deer bucks spend their energy breeding does or fighting other males.

Utah's most prized big game permits

You can submit your application for a 2019 sportsman permit starting Oct. 24. To be included in the draw for permits, your application must be received no later than 11 p.m. on Nov. 14. You can apply at wildlife.utah.gov or by calling the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office.

DWR proposes new hunts in 2019

You might have more chances to hunt bison and pronghorn in Utah in 2019. Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are also recommending new archery hunts that might reduce the number of deer coming into cities and towns in Utah County.

Illegal fish stocking at Kolob Reservoir

During the summer of 2018, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources found three illegally introduced fish species (yellow perch, bluegill sunfish, and green sunfish) in Kolob Reservoir in southern Utah.

Help fight poaching in Utah

Get a license plate number for the vehicle the suspect is driving, says Trevor Doman, a Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officer in northern Utah.

Dry conditions, tougher hunt

Months of hot, dry weather will likely make this fall's general rifle buck deer hunt a tougher hunt.

Tips for rifle buck deer hunt

If you're one of the 60,000 hunters who'll participate in Utah's general rifle buck deer hunt, Gary Cook, Hunter Education coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, has some advice to share.

Time to hit 'restart' at Pelican Lake

The time has finally arrived to make positive changes at Pelican Lake: on Oct. 10 and 11, the Division of Wildlife Resources and its partners will release rotenone into the lake. The rotenone treatment will remove common carp. Removing the carp will improve water clarity and start the process of restoring the fishery.

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