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Catch-and-kill orders for northern pike in Utah Lake

June sucker

There's a new predator in town — a fish so powerful, it could spell doom for many of the species that currently inhabit Utah Lake. The predator I am referring to is the northern pike.

Fishing adventures and cutthroat conservation

Slam coin

The Utah Cutthroat Slam has generated a lot of excitement for anglers since its 2016 introduction. The Slam challenges anglers to catch four different subspecies of native cutthroat trout within the state in designated waters of these trout.

Transforming desert landscapes

Most Utah stream and trout anglers seek to satisfy their fishing itch on summer weekends by driving to some picturesque little mountain lake or stream shaded by large conifers and aspen. Or perhaps you are utilizing one of Utah's several popular large tailwater trout fisheries.

Extreme fish stocking

So, then I had to figure out exactly how to get the fish down to the stream. I asked a few co-workers with horses whether they would be able to help, but none of them had time during that part of the year.

Elk hit. Elk down.

Wow. Holy smokes. I was almost having an out-of-body experience. I couldn’t quite understand this as I walked up to this huge and beautiful creature. To be able to hike around the same places the elk frequent and learn so much about them and their environment was an amazing experience. I love the mountains.

The cougar that got away

She showed us that no matter how powerful the dogs' sense of smell, no matter how experienced the tracker, no matter the technology, this was her home ground.

What to expect when boating at Lake Powell

For centuries, the notion of a stowaway has been almost universally disliked. It's changed the way we secure maritime vessels and airports.

Water for wildlife

With Utah being such a dry state, there are many areas that cannot sustain healthy wildlife populations, simply due to lack of water. These areas often contain the food, cover and other items necessary for wildlife to thrive, but wildlife do not use them because water is such a limiting factor.

A lifelong passion for native cutthroat trout

Paul ThompsonMy love of native cutthroat trout began when I moved from the Midwest to begin my Master's Degree at the University of Wyoming in 1992. My graduate project allowed me to study the beautiful Colorado River cutthroat trout as well as see some amazing country throughout Wyoming.

How the purchase of a historic power plant will improve a fish hatchery

Over the winter of 2014–15, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) purchased the historic Big Springs Power Plant. This property is also known as the Fountain Green Hydroplant and is located adjacent to the Fountain Green Fish Hatchery.
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