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Hunt turkeys starting May 2

A chance to get into Utah's backcountry in the spring — when colorful tom turkeys are strutting and gobbling — is almost here. Utah's general statewide turkey hunt starts April 29 for those who will be 17 years of age or younger on July 31. On May 2, the hunt opens to hunters of all ages.

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Watch a free trolling seminar

If you own a fishing boat, you're on your way to some awesome fishing trips in Utah. But if you don't use your boat to troll for fish, you might be missing out on an excellent way to increase the number of fish you catch.

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Breeding stock protected at Red Fleet

An emergency fishing change at Red Fleet Reservoir should help ensure that yellow perch and crappie — released into the reservoir this spring by the Division of Wildlife Resources — can spawn successfully. If the fish spawn successfully, there's a good chance they'll establish themselves in the reservoir and provide anglers with great fishing in the future.

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More walleye for Willard Bay

Recent work at Willard Bay Reservoir will provide more walleye to catch at the reservoir in the future. But the reservoir north of Ogden isn't the only water that will benefit: anglers who fish other walleye waters in Utah will benefit too.

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DWR hosts annual Loon Watch

An almost mythical bird — built for diving and with a haunting voice — stops in northeastern Utah every spring. You can learn more about this unique bird on April 9, as the Division of Wildlife Resources hosts its fourth annual Loon Watch.

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See mountain goats on April 16, 2016

Colorful flowers and warmer weather aren't the only signs spring is here: So are mountain goats at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. You can see and learn more about the goats at a free wildlife-viewing event on April 16, 2016.

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Turkey hunting clinic in NE Utah

Wild turkeys are doing well in the Uintah Basin. The hunt this spring could be one of the best times ever to get out and pursue these smart and elusive birds. If you're new to turkey hunting, or even if you have some experience, a free clinic on March 31 is something you won't want to miss.

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DWR recommends more deer permits

You might have a better chance of drawing a buck deer hunting permit this year. Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending more general buck deer hunting permits — a total of 90,950 — for hunts in Utah this fall.

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Turkey hunting clinic in SE Utah

The Division of Wildlife Resources will sponsor a turkey hunting clinic on March 31 at their office in Price, 319 N. Carbonville Road. The clinic, which runs from 7–9 p.m., is absolutely free. No pre-registration is required.

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View strutting sage grouse on April 9

The "bloop, bloop" sound that male sage grouse make, as they strut on their breeding grounds, is one of the most unique sounds you'll ever hear in nature. You can hear and watch this ritual yourself at a free wildlife-viewing event in east-central Utah. The event will happen April 9 at Emma Park, about 13 miles north of Price.

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