Strange things began to happen in caves in New York State late in the winter of 2007. Scientists found bats clustered near cave mouths, flying around the snow-covered landscape during daylight, and lying dead within caves and outside on the snow in large numbers.
I love it when a plan comes together. I had two big goals going into upland game season this year: first, to share with folks my excitement about Utah's new Upland Game Slam program, and second, to train two breeds of dogs to hunt with me simultaneously.
It's hard to believe fall is nearly upon us. The cool nights of the past few weeks have many of us anticipating the turning of leaves, the whirl of wings and the bugling of elk. As a kid I passed the long lonesome days between hunting seasons watching Dez Young and his setter Hank crisscross the country pursuing upland birds in the series "Hunting with Hank."
For many years now, my brother has been asking me why I put so much work into wilderness hunting and fishing trips. Each time I invite him along on a backcountry trip he says he can hunt and fish from home.
Red Creek Reservoir is located seven miles north of Fruitland in Duchesne County, Utah. In the late 1950s, the Duchesne County Water Users Association decided to create a reservoir on Red Creek for irrigation and recreation. The anticipated benefits: farmers in the area needed the water for irrigation, and there was a need for a good fishery for anglers and other recreationists.
It's been close to 30 years since I took on my first educational campaign as a new Regional Outreach Manager for the DWR. The day after I moved into an apartment in Vernal, I took a walk along the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam.
One of my passions is fly fishing for all western trout species. If you ask my wife Debbi, she would likely call it an obsession. Anyway, I prefer to call it a passion. Along with the native cutthroat trout in the west, I love fishing for golden trout.
The mulie bounded across the road in front of us. Powerful leg muscles flexed under her summer coat, propelling her through effortless 20-foot arcs. Five heads swiveled to watch the deer, some of them lurching from reclined positions of slumber.
Like many amphibian populations worldwide, boreal toad numbers have declined. Because of these declines, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, conducted extensive surveys between 1995 and 2003 to help determine our state's current distribution of the toad.