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Turkey hunting clinic in NE Utah

Wild turkeys are doing well in the Uintah Basin. The hunt this spring could be one of the best times ever to get out and pursue these smart and elusive birds. If you're new to turkey hunting, or even if you have some experience, a free clinic on March 31 is something you won't want to miss.

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Turkey hunting clinic in SE Utah

The Division of Wildlife Resources will sponsor a turkey hunting clinic on March 31 at their office in Price, 319 N. Carbonville Road. The clinic, which runs from 7–9 p.m., is absolutely free. No pre-registration is required.

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Turkey hunting clinic in SW Utah

Young people can learn how to hunt wild turkeys, receive free raffle tickets and leave with free door prizes at the Second Annual Southern Region Turkey Hunting Clinic. Heather Talley says the April 2 clinic is open to anyone 17 years of age and younger.

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Turkey hunting clinic in No. Utah

Attending the annual "Spring Strut" at Hardware Ranch could be the perfect way to prepare for Utah's spring turkey hunting season. And you might even walk away with some free gear. The free event happens on April 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Coming soon: a new Red Fleet fishery

New fish species will soon join the wipers, rainbow trout and native cutthroat trout that were stocked at Red Fleet Reservoir in November 2015.

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Free walleye fishing seminar, March 30

Want to catch more walleye? If you answered yes, plan on attending the Annual Utah Walleye Seminar on March 30, 2016. In addition to learning more about walleye and how to catch them, two guided walleye fishing trips will be given away.

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Apply for big game hunts by Mar. 3

If you want to hunt big game animals in Utah this fall, the clock is ticking. Applications for hunting permits are due no later than 11 p.m. on March 3. You can learn more about the application at wildlife.utah.gov/2016biggame.html.

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Sage grouse released in Tooele County

With only one exception, greater sage grouse are doing well in Utah. And the one area where the birds are struggling — Tooele County — received some much-needed help on March 10.

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See mountain goats, March 12

As the snow piles up in the winter, mountain goats along the South Slope of the Uinta Mountains move down onto ridges that are exposed to the sun. The southern sun, steep terrain and a little help from the wind clear these ridges of snow. That provides a great wintering area for the goats — and a unique viewing opportunity for people.

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"Ice off" means hot fishing near shore

It lasts only a short period of time. But, if you enjoy catching trout and other coldwater fish from the shore, you won't want to miss "ice off" this spring. The warming water is drawing the hungry trout and other coldwater fish from deeper water, where they've spent the winter, into shallow water to feed.

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