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Forty bison will soon have new home

The Division of Wildlife Resources captured the bison on Jan. 15–16 on the Henry Mountains. The bison will join about 50 others that already occupy the Book Cliffs.

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DWR changes record fish rules

In order to make the procedure to certify a record fish a little less vague, Division biologists have spelled out the requirements on new record fish application forms.

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UMNH to manage Range Creek

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) and the Utah Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah announced today that full management responsibilities for the historic Wilcox Ranch in Range Creek Canyon will be transferred to the Museum beginning today, December 17, 2009.

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Become a hunter education instructor

Have you ever thought about sharing your passion for hunting with someone else? You can by serving as a volunteer Hunter Education course instructor.

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Colorado River cutthroat rebound

2009 has been a good year for Colorado River cutthroat trout in southeastern Utah. This October, hatchery workers put 10,000 of those finger-sized cutthroats back into Duck Fork Reservoir. Another 10,000 were placed in the White River.

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Otter released into the Provo River

On Nov. 25, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources released a northern river otter into the Provo River between Jordanelle and Deer Creek reservoirs.

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Ghost fish in Steinaker?

That unusual ghost- or radioactive-looking fish at Steinaker Reservoir, it's one of the 15,000 recently stocked white rainbow trout raised to give anglers an unusual and unique fishing experience.

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Nevada bighorn sheep now in Utah

Earlier this month, biologists with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources released 20 desert bighorn sheep from Nevada into the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah.

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New limits at community ponds

At their most recent meeting, the Utah Wildlife Board approved several changes to Utah's fishing regulations.

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Volunteers help wetlands preserve

On Oct. 24, a group of volunteers armed with shovels, water buckets and a lot of determination successfully planted 2,022 native plants at the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve. The preserve was ravaged by fire last fall.

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