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DWR seeks public input on Scofield

The Division of Wildlife Resources is seeking input from the public about the fishery at Scofield Reservoir and the opportunities anglers would like to see there. You can provide your feedback through an online survey that will be available until Nov. 1.

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Youth get first crack at pheasants

Oct. 15, 16 or 17 might be the best time this fall to take a young person pheasant or quail hunting in Utah. The state will host its annual youth pheasant and quail hunt on those days. Those who were 17 years of age or younger on July 31, 2016 will have Utah's pheasants and quail all to themselves.

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In 2017, you can use corn at 8 waters

Starting in 2017, Utah will no longer be the only state in the West that does not allow corn to be used for bait. At their Sept. 29 meeting, members of the Utah Wildlife Board — a panel of seven citizens appointed by the governor — approved a Division of Wildlife Resources recommendation to start a two-year pilot study focused on the use of corn as bait.

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Women's hand-to-hand combat clinic

Getting outdoors is one of the safest and most enjoyable experiences you can have. But, for some women, the thought of getting outdoors on their own creates some anxiety. You can overcome some of that nervousness by attending hand-to-hand combat and self defense training on Oct. 17 and 18 in Cedar City.

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Walleye stocked illegally in Echo Res.

Walleye are a fun and challenging fish to catch. And they taste great on the table. But is Echo Reservoir the right place for them? DWR biologists have some concerns after someone placed walleye in the reservoir illegally.

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Watch the Sept. 29 Wildlife Board meeting

You can watch the December 9, 2016 Utah Wildlife Board meeting.

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Another great chukar hunt

After flying in helicopters over two areas in Utah's West Desert, Division of Wildlife Resources biologists have some exciting — and unusual — news to report: the number of chukar partridge in north-central Tooele County is close to a record high. And the number in central Box Elder County is the highest since surveys started there in 2009.

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Slams help birds, hunters, watchers

The next time you hunt or watch birds at two waterfowl management areas in northern Utah, some new opportunities will be waiting for you. And you can thank waterfowl hunters for both of them.

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Learn to hunt waterfowl, upland game

If you'd like to learn how to hunt waterfowl and upland game in Utah, two wildlife biologists — who are also avid hunters — are ready to show you how. Blair Stringham and Jason Robinson will share their expertise at two free seminars in Richfield on Sept. 20 and Sept. 21.

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Lots of birds, decent conditions

Lots of ducks, geese and swans will wing their way through Utah this fall. But, with Great Salt Lake near a record low, how long will they stay? Utah's general waterfowl hunt opens Oct. 1. As the season nears, Blair Stringham, migratory game bird coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, has news — most of it positive — to share with hunters.

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