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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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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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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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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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Keep more fish at Manila Creek pond

Starting Oct. 11, you can keep up to eight fish a day at Manila Creek Park Pond in Pleasant Grove.

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Fishing the backwaters of Rich County

Phil Douglass, regional conservation outreach manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, provides tips, techniques and travel directions to help you enjoy the fishing treasures that Rich County offers.

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Rifle deer hunt starts Oct. 20, 2012

The general rifle buck deer hunt—Utah's most popular hunt—starts Oct. 20. More than 52,000 hunters, along with their family and friends, are expected to be in Utah's backcountry that day.

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A few more pheasants this fall

A few more pheasants should be available to hunt in central and northern Utah this fall. And good numbers of quail should be available to hunt in various parts of the state. Utah's pheasant and quail hunts start Nov. 3.

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Rifle deer hunt permits still available

If you want to participate in this fall's rifle buck deer hunt—but you don't have a permit yet—wildlife officials have some great news: More than 1,300 permits are still available to hunt in northern Utah.

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Fewer deer being killed

Two wildlife crossing structures have allowed more than 300 deer to cross safely under two busy roads this year. The two crossings—one in Box Elder County and one in Summit County—are just two examples of crossings across Utah that are reducing the number of deer that are hit and killed by vehicles.

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