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What to do if you find a baby bird

It's not unusual to find newly hatched birds in your yard this time of the year. Placing the bird in the nearest tree is the right thing to do if you find one on the ground. Its parent will find and feed it soon.

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Hungry channel catfish in Utah Lake

The water isn't the only thing getting hot at Utah Lake — fishing for channel catfish is getting hot too. Scott Root, regional conservation outreach manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, expects catfish fishing to stay hot for the rest of the summer.

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What to do if you find a deer fawn

It's not unusual to find a deer fawn or an elk calf in the woods — or even in town — this time of the year. If you find a deer fawn or an elk calf, the best thing to do is keep your distance and leave the animal right where you found it.

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See bighorn sheep on June 15

Those who live in Sunnyside share their town with some unique neighbors: A herd of wild Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. You can enjoy what those in Sunnyside get to enjoy at a free wildlife viewing event on June 15.

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Take your family to Bench's Pond

Just a few minutes northeast of Fairview is a hot little fishing hole called Bench's Pond. You may know it by one of its aliases: Beaver Dam Reservoir, or the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Pond. No matter what you call it, though, this pond is a great spot to take your family fishing.

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See bald eagles on June 13 and 15

You can see two adult bald eagles — and two eaglets that recently hatched — during free field trips in June. The Division of Wildlife Resources will host the field trips on Thursday, June 13 and Saturday, June 15.

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Free Fishing Day is June 8

If you're looking for a fun activity that's outdoors and close to home, mark June 8 on your calendar. June 8 is Free Fishing Day in Utah. You don't need a fishing license to fish in the state that day.

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Fishing heats up at Flaming Gorge

Despite fickle weather in northeastern Utah, water temperatures at Flaming Gorge Reservoir are approaching 60 degrees. Ryan Mosley, the lead aquatic biologist at Flaming Gorge, says these are the temperatures that make "magic" happen in the water.

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Apply for an antlerless big game permit

You won't have to juggle a printed guidebook and a website when you apply for a cow elk, doe deer or doe pronghorn permit for this fall's hunts. Instead, everything you need to apply will be available in one spot on the Internet.

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So. Utah ready for summer anglers

Fish in southern Utah — including splake up to five pounds — are hungry and hitting hard after spending all winter under the ice. If you want to catch trout in Utah's Dixie, Navajo Lake and lakes on Boulder Mountain are good places to try in early June.

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