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See cutthroat trout at Strawberry

You don't have to be an angler to get a close look at cutthroat trout at Strawberry Reservoir. Biologists from the DWR will host a free cutthroat trout viewing event on May 30, 2015. The event will happen from 9 a.m. to noon at the fish trap and egg-taking facility.

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Bear safety tips

A fun weekend can take a turn for the worst if you do things that lure bears into the area where you're camping. Fortunately, it's easy to reduce the chance that a bear comes your way. These tips will help you keep your next camping trip safe.

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Hot fishing spots for Memorial Day

Low water levels have the potential to warm water faster than usual in Utah this spring. If the water does warm up faster than usual, fishing for cool and warm water fish could be fantastic over Memorial Day weekend.

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Still time to hunt turkeys in Utah

If you'd like to visit Utah's backcountry and hunt turkeys this spring, there's still time. The state's general turkey hunt runs until May 31.

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Learn how to catch kokanee salmon

A popular fishing seminar will be held again in Salt Lake City on May 6, 2015 at 7 p.m. The free seminar, which will teach anglers how to catch kokanee salmon, will take place at the Department of Natural Resources office in Salt Lake City. If you can't attend the seminar in person, you can watch it live on YouTube.

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Anglers can help endangered fish

The new rules affect the Green River and its tributaries, from Flaming Gorge Dam to the river's confluence with the Colorado River. On this stretch, you must keep and immediately kill any burbot, northern pike, smallmouth bass or walleye you catch. You may not release any of these fish back to the river alive.

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General turkey hunt starts May 4

Utah's general statewide turkey hunt starts May 1 for those who will be 17 years of age or younger on July 31. On May 4, the hunt opens to hunters of all ages. Your chance to get into Utah's backcountry — and experience the thrill of hunting a strutting, gobbling tom turkey — is almost here. And getting a permit for the hunt is easy.

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Turkey hunting clinic a success

On a recent, sunny Saturday morning, vehicles filled with excited, beginning turkey hunters pulled into the parking area at the Parowan Front Wildlife Management Area. By 8:30 a.m., most of those who would participate in the first Turkey Hunting Clinic held by the Division of Wildlife Resources in southwestern Utah had arrived at the registration site.

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Lots of birds likely for waterfowl hunt

Booming populations of ducks and geese could mean a long hunting season and a liberal bag limit in Utah this fall. Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending a 107-day duck and goose hunting season. They're also recommending a daily bag limit of seven ducks and four Canada geese.

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More deer hunting permits

Nearly 2,000 additional hunters will have a chance to hunt buck deer in Utah this fall. After learning how well deer are doing in Utah, members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved the additional permits at their April 30 meeting. In addition to buck deer hunting permits, board members approved permits for all of Utah's big game species.

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