June 21, 2016, 10:04 am
If you'd like to hunt tundra swans in Utah this fall, you need to be aware of a major change: starting this year, applications will be accepted in July. You can apply for a swan hunting permit — or a sandhill cranes, sharp-tailed grouse and sage grouse hunting permit — between July 6–21.
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June 17, 2016, 12:14 pm
Coming across a rattlesnake in the wild — or in your yard — can be a frightening experience. But it doesn't have to be. If you respect the snake and give it some space, there's almost no chance your encounter with it will be negative. And, if you can find a safe place to watch the snake, you'll observe one of the most unique critters in the world.
June 10, 2016, 11:38 am
If you hike in an area where deer live in Utah, don't be surprised if you come across a deer fawn, or maybe even an elk calf, in early summer. Leave it right where you found it. Don't approach it, don't touch it, and, by all means, don't pick it up and bring it home.
June 10, 2016, 11:02 am
Community ponds across the state provide anglers of all ages — from young children to senior citizens — a convenient, inexpensive and fun place to fish. Find the ponds closest to you.
May 27, 2016, 2:37 pm
Once you see everything there is to do, it might be hard to believe that Outdoor Adventure Days is free. But it is. There's no cost to attend the two-day event—taking place June 10 and 11, 2016—and the things you and your family can do will keep you entertained for hours.
June 10, 2016, 10:09 am
Young people can catch fish and win prizes at a fishing clinic offered by the Division of Wildlife Resources and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW). The June 18 clinic is open to anyone 17 years of age or younger.
May 27, 2016, 2:33 pm
If you'd like to give fishing a try — but you don't have a fishing license — grab a fishing pole and head to your nearest fishing water on June 11. June 11 is Free Fishing Day in Utah, and you won't need a fishing license to fish in the state that day.
June 2, 2016, 2:32 pm
Should corn be a legal fishing bait in Utah? How long must a tiger muskie be, before you're allowed to keep it? Should the size restriction on smallmouth bass at Jordanelle Reservoir be removed? Those are just a few of the questions you'll find in the survey online.
May 19, 2016, 12:27 pm
If you'd like to hunt cow elk, cow moose, doe deer or doe pronghorn in Utah this fall, the deadline to apply for a permit is coming up quick. Applications for Utah antlerless permits will be accepted through wildlife.utah.gov starting May 26. You must submit your application through the website no later than 11 p.m. on June 16 to be included in permit drawing.
June 2, 2016, 2:20 pm
You can see two adult bald eagles — and their three baby eaglets — during free field trips in June. The Division of Wildlife Resources will host the field trips on Thursday, June 16 and Saturday, June 18. To participate, meet at the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 W. North Temple in Salt Lake City at 6 p.m. each evening.
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