July 22, 2016, 3:16 pm
If you enjoy hunting elk in Utah, some changes — including a new hunting opportunity — are waiting for you this fall. The changes mostly involve the hunting of female elk, also called cow elk.
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July 22, 2016, 12:52 pm
You could see as many as 100 mountain goats on Aug. 6. And you might not need binoculars to see them. At some past viewing events, goats have gotten as close as 35 feet to those viewing them. On Aug. 6, the Division of Wildlife Resources will host its annual Goat Watch on the Tushar Mountains east of Beaver.
July 18, 2016, 1:34 pm
The upcoming Pioneer Day weekend should be a busy one at boating and fishing waters in Utah. As the weekend nears, Division of Wildlife Resources officers are both happy — and concerned — about what they're seeing at quagga mussel inspection stations in the state. Since the boating season began, the number of boaters stopping at the mandatory stations has improved. However, too many boaters are still 'blowing past' the stations and risking a ticket.
July 15, 2016, 10:41 am
Cougars and bobcats are doing well in Utah. For that reason, Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are recommending only minor changes for Utah's 2016–2017 cougar hunting season. And, for the bobcat trapping and hunting season, they're recommending no changes: just like this past season, each hunter and trapper could buy up to six permits.
July 11, 2016, 12:56 pm
You can beat the heat, have fun and enjoy breathtaking scenery by grabbing your fishing pole and heading to Utah's mountains. Drew Cushing, Aquatic Section chief for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says high-elevation waters in Utah provide some of the state's best summer fishing. Those waters include lakes in the Uinta Mountains in northern Utah and the lakes on Boulder Mountain down south.
July 1, 2016, 3:52 pm
Utah's Cutthroat Slam is only three months old, and nine people have already caught the four cutthroat trout needed to complete it. Division of Wildlife Resources biologists and staff with Trout Unlimited are excited about the number of people who have registered to participate. The 340 people who had registered by June 28 included 38 anglers from outside the state.
July 1, 2016, 3:17 pm
You can learn more about non-lead ammunition — and see how it performs in your firearm — at a free clinic on July 9. The Division of Wildlife Resources and The Peregrine Fund are hosting the clinic to introduce hunters and livestock owners to non-lead ammunition and the advantages of using it.
July 1, 2016, 1:40 pm
Even though it was hit and killed by a vehicle, the fact a wolverine was in northern Utah is exciting to staff with the Division of Wildlife Resources. "This wolverine was not transplanted to Utah," says DWR Director Greg Sheehan. "It made its way here on its own. It's amazing to see the diversity of wildlife we have in Utah expand even more. Particularly, such a charismatic and mythical species as the wolverine."
June 21, 2016, 10:04 am
If you'd like to hunt tundra swans in Utah this fall, you need to be aware of a major change: starting this year, applications will be accepted in July. You can apply for a swan hunting permit — or a sandhill cranes, sharp-tailed grouse and sage grouse hunting permit — between July 6–21.
June 17, 2016, 12:14 pm
Coming across a rattlesnake in the wild — or in your yard — can be a frightening experience. But it doesn't have to be. If you respect the snake and give it some space, there's almost no chance your encounter with it will be negative. And, if you can find a safe place to watch the snake, you'll observe one of the most unique critters in the world.
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