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Learn to catch walleyes

Many Utah walleye anglers think the spring spawn is the best time to fish for walleyes. In reality, the best walleye fishing doesn't start until after the spawn. And, in Utah, good walleye fishing can be found through the summer and fall.

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Biologists move bighorn sheep

Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources moved 16 bighorn sheep from the Moab area to San Juan County recently. The crew moved four rams, seven ewes and five lambs.

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Pheasants released in three counties

Nearly 2,000 pheasants — paid for by Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW) — were released in Sevier, Wayne and Millard counties. Division of Wildlife Resources biologists and SFW members released the birds on state-owned wildlife management areas that are open to public hunters.

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Checkpoints for boaters and anglers

The Division of Wildlife Resources will conduct administrative checkpoints for boaters and anglers across Utah this spring, summer and fall. At these checkpoints, officers will inspect watercraft and monitor compliance with the state's fishing regulations.

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Free archery event in Castle Dale

On Tuesday, January 22, the Division of Wildlife Resources in partnership with the Buckhorn Archery Club will sponsor a free archery shoot in the Emery County Recreation Center.

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DWR sergeant earns Medal of Valor

Division of Wildlife Resources Sergeant Mitch Lane responded to a lightning strike during the 2012 Utah dove hunt, saving the lives of two hunters. For his actions, Lane has received a Medal of Valor from the Utah Peace Officers Association (UPOA).

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Catch a burbot, win a prize

Two state wildlife agencies, five chambers of commerce and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have teamed up to fight a finned invader in Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Their goal is to put some severe fishing pressure on burbot, an illegally introduced species that is negatively affecting other sport fish in the reservoir.

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Wild turkeys relocated from So. Dakota

The Division of Wildlife Resources relocated more than 100 Merriam's turkeys from South Dakota to eastern Utah on Jan. 17. The project is part of DWR efforts to increase Utah's turkey population.

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Open house for Red Fleet fishery

If you like to fish at Red Fleet Reservoir, plan on attending an open house on Jan. 16. Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are holding the open house to discuss the future of the reservoir's fishery.

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DWR's deer and cold weather concerns

Officials with the Division of Wildlife Resources are concerned about cold temperatures and how those temperatures might affect deer if the weather doesn't warm up soon.

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