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You're the key to fighting poaching

You might not know it, but you're the key to fighting poaching in Utah. "You're crucial to our law enforcement efforts," says Captain Rick Olson with the Division of Wildlife Resources. "We need your eyes, your help and your support.

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Low oxygen leads to dead fish

Don't be surprised if you see some dead fish in Utah this summer. For example, in the past two days, about 600 fish have died at Strawberry Reservoir at an area called the Ladders.

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Great fishing at high-elevation waters

You can beat the heat, have fun and enjoy breathtaking scenery by grabbing your fishing pole and heading to Utah's mountains. High-elevation waters in Utah provide some of the state's best summer fishing

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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