Thursday, 08 January 2015 15:09
January and February don't have to be dreary months. Visiting a frozen pond, reservoir or lake can brighten your day in a flash. That's right — those "crazy" people you see standing on the ice, at waters across Utah, aren't so crazy after all. They've found a fun way to get outside, breathe some fresh air and catch lots of fish.
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Tuesday, 06 January 2015 12:52
At a meeting on Jan. 5, members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved some new hunting opportunities in Utah. The new opportunities are hoped to reduce incidents of black bears coming into conflict with people and livestock in 2015.
Monday, 29 December 2014 14:27
A coyote hunter accidentally shot and killed a radio-collared northern gray wolf near Beaver on Dec. 28. As soon as the hunter realized the animal he killed wasn't a coyote, he contacted the Division of Wildlife Resources.
Monday, 29 December 2014 10:51
Wild elk are in the meadow at the Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area. That means for the first time this winter, you can take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the middle of the herd. On Dec. 27, Marni Lee, assistant manager at the Hardware Ranch WMA, said cold weather had pushed about 400 elk into the meadow.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 13:13
Program biologists from The Peregrine Fund and Zion National Park have confirmed that two California condor chicks have left their nests and taken flight in northern Arizona, but hopes of a third chick successfully reaching the fledgling milestone in southern Utah have been dashed by a lack of visual observation. The third chick was Utah's first wild-hatched condor chick.
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 12:15
This January, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is offering the free ice fishing clinics in the Uintah Basin. If you'd like to learn how to catch fish through the ice, two ice fishing clinics — and an ice fishing seminar — will show you how.
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 10:54
This winter is not a good time to try to kill a mule deer illegally in Utah. Conservation officers with the Division of Wildlife Resources are focusing massive patrol efforts on ranges on which deer congregate in the winter. Officers are conducting the patrols for one reason: to protect Utah's mule deer from poachers.
Friday, 19 December 2014 08:29
The onset of winter is good news for chukar hunters. Once snow starts to fall, the birds concentrate in smaller areas. That makes it easier to find the birds. Also, fortunately, chukar partridge live in some of Utah's driest areas. That means you won't have to worry as much about getting your vehicle stuck in snow, or hiking through deep snow, like you might while participating in other hunts.
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 15:59
You can learn the basics of ice fishing at a free clinic on Jan. 8, 2015. In addition to the basics, experienced ice anglers and biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources will share tips and tricks that will help you catch fish.
Thursday, 18 December 2014 13:04
As the sun peaked over the mountain tops on Dec. 16, the sound of helicopter blades pounded across the sage flats south of Loa and Bicknell in south-central Utah. The sound of the choppers was a sure sign that biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources were conducting a pronghorn capture in Wayne County.
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