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Take a young person partridge hunting

Three days of upland game hunting fun starts Sept. 17. That's the first day of Utah's three-day youth chukar and gray partridge hunt.

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Free bird hunting clinic in Vernal

Young hunters can learn the basics of waterfowl and upland game hunting — and then apply the skills they learn the very next day — by attending a free clinic. The free Upland Game and Waterfowl Clinic will be held on Sept. 16 from 5–8 p.m. at the Vernal Game Farm.

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Learn to hunt waterfowl at free clinic

If you don't know a lot about waterfowl hunting — but you want to learn — you won't want to miss a free clinic on Sept. 10. The clinic will be held at Gunnison Bend Reservoir. The lake is in Delta, just east of Richfield. The clinic runs from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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25,000 wipers stocked in Jordanelle

An "extreme makeover" is happening at Jordanelle Reservoir. The latest installment happened Aug. 25, when Division of Wildlife Resources fish hatchery personnel and biologists placed 25,000 two-inch wipers in the reservoir southeast of Park City.

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Tips for a safe archery hunt

Utah's general archery buck deer and archery elk hunts kick off Aug. 20. Kirk Smith, Hunter Education coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says every year, he receives reports of archery hunters injuring themselves. He says most of the accidents are caused by archers doing one of two things...

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Get a duck call, take an airboat ride

If riding in an airboat and learning the basics of duck hunting sound like fun, you need to be at the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area on the morning of Sept. 10. That's the day the 12th annual Utah Youth Waterfowl and Outdoor Festival will be held.

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Wildlife Action Plan helps wildlife

Columbia spotted frogs, cross snaggletooth and American pika are just some of the lesser-known wildlife species in Utah that will receive help through the state's new wildlife action plan. Some familiar species, including Bonneville cutthroat trout and bighorn sheep, will receive help too.

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Upland game hunts look promising

If you're a young person, some special hunting opportunities are waiting for you in Utah this fall. If you'd like to participate in the hunts, but you haven't completed a Hunter Education course, don't wait — make sure you complete a course soon.

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Fish doing well in Red Fleet Reservoir

Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources have good news to report: after two nights of electroshocking and using gill nets to capture fish in Red Fleet Reservoir, fish stocked in the reservoir over the past several months are doing well.

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Get a free Waterfowl Guidebook

Scanning through Utah's latest waterfowl guidebook is a great way to start preparing for the upcoming waterfowl hunt. You can download a copy of the free 2016–2017 Utah Waterfowl Guidebook on our website. Copies are also available from Division of Wildlife Resources offices and businesses that sell Utah hunting licenses.

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