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Get a bull elk permit starting June 27

More than 29,000 permits to hunt bull elk with a rifle or muzzleloader in Utah will go on sale at 8 a.m. on June 27. General archery elk permits will also go on sale June 27. General archery elk permits are not limited in number, though, so there's no rush to get one.

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Hot fishing on the Fourth of July

If you're looking for a good place to fish over the July 4 holiday, Drew Cushing has some advice about waters you should try. Cushing, warm water sport fisheries coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says fishing should be "hot" at the following waters:

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Wildlife-friendly fencing at Tabby Mtn

Utah DWR personnel recently teamed up with several oil and gas companies to install pipe fencing along portions of the Tabby Mountain Wildlife Management Area. The fence is designed to help regulate livestock and human use while allowing safe crossing by wildlife.

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Pronghorns get help with water

The Utah DWR has teamed up with Anadarko to give pronghorns south of Vernal some new water sources. The partnership has resulted in establishment of 12 new guzzlers, which provide water to animals in these parched lands.

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Don't wait, take hunter education now

If you're a young person, some special hunting opportunities are waiting for you in Utah this fall. If you'd like to participate, but you haven't completed Utah's Hunter Education course, don't wait — make sure you complete the course soon

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Family Fishing Day at Gigliotti Pond

On Saturday, June 22, the Division of Wildlife Resources will sponsor a Family Fishing Day at the Gigliotti Pond in Helper from 9 a.m. until noon. The event is free and the general public is invited to participate.

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Big fish are lurking in Cache County

Cache Valley is home to some of the biggest fish in northern Utah, and this summer is a great time to catch one.

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Rattlesnake safety tips

Seeing a rattlesnake in your yard or in the wild 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 you'll have a negative encounter with it.

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DWR biologists hope for wolf delisting

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made an announcement today that could lead to the state of Utah managing gray wolves that make their way to Utah. Today, the USFWS announced that a rule to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species (ES) list will be placed in the Federal Register for comment.

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Fun fishing that's close to home

Some of the best fishing you'll find in Utah might be only 15 minutes from your home. Utah is home to 49 community fishing waters. Most of the waters are found in cities along the Wasatch Front (from Logan to Santaquin). Several ponds are also found in and near Cedar City and St. George.

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