Ice off is one of the best times to get out and catch not only a bunch of fish, but some large fish. I personally enjoy ice off because it's my first chance to test out all the new equipment that I received over the holidays.
It's the end of December, the mercury is plummeting and ice is rapidly forming on Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Fortunately, ice fishing is a very efficient method to catch small lake trout, often called "pups."
Where does food come from? A very simple question with a simple answer; most would consider this a silly question. I often think of the joke that meat comes pre-wrapped from a grocery store or in a sack in the form of a burger or nugget.
Aside from humans, I'm unaware of another species with more potential to transform the landscape around them than beavers. A wide variety of wildlife species, as well as humans, are drawn to the rich and dynamic wildlife habitats created by beavers.
Here's a story about teamwork to save a deer that attempted to get a drink in a lined pond, and ended up stuck. Last week, I received a call from our new Landowner Specialist, Mike Wardle, asking if I could help him get a deer out of a pond.
Prior to 1974, there had been occasional reports of ptarmigan in the Uinta Mountains; however, Division biologists were unable to confirm the sightings or locate resident ptarmigan in the Uintas, despite what appeared to be abundant habitat.