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Learning more about burbot

If you see nets and other sampling gear in the water at Flaming Gorge Reservoir this fall and winter, don't be alarmed. The equipment is part of a project to learn more about burbot that were released into the reservoir illegally.

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Swans are flying into the marshes

For years, the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge west of Brigham City has been "the" place to go to take or see a swan in the fall. And that hasn't changed. The refuge is still a great spot to hunt and view swans.

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Get a close look at mule deer

Mule deer breed from early November through early December. That's why Brent Stettler has chosen Nov. 17 as the day to hold a mule deer watch in eastern Utah.

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Use more hooks, bow fish at night

Starting Jan. 1, you can have up to three hooks on your fishing line. And if you'd like to bow fish for common carp at night, you can. Those changes are among several fishing changes members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved for 2013.

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Utah's most prized big game permits

You can apply for next year's most prized Utah big game hunting permits — 2013 sportsman permits — starting Oct. 30. Only Utah residents can apply for sportsman permits.

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Rainbows and aggressive brown trout

If you've fished Deer Creek Reservoir in the summer — and in the fall — you probably had two completely different experiences. In the summer, the reservoir was probably filled with recreational boaters and personal watercraft.

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Big brown trout in Northeastern Utah

Beautiful fall colors aren't the only reason anglers are fishing Red Fleet, Starvation and Steinaker reservoirs right now. Many of them know fall is one of the best times of the year to catch brown trout — especially big brown trout.

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Very few big game changes

Some major big game hunting changes — including splitting Utah into 30 general deer hunting units — have happened in Utah in the past two years. 2013 should be a lot quieter.

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Big tiger trout at Scofield Reservoir

Scofield Reservoir is always a great place to fish in late fall. But if you want to catch a big tiger trout, fishing might be better than ever this fall.

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Two bull elk shot, left to rot

Two big bull elk were found rotting in northeastern Utah in early October. Wildlife officers need your help to solve the cases.

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