Fisheries biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are holding the open houses to share information with you about waters in your area. They also want to hear your ideas about fishing regulation or management changes you'd like to see at the waters in 2014.
Even though the number of deer in Utah is going up, on May 2, the Utah Wildlife Board approved a slight decrease in the number of general buck deer permits available for hunts in Utah this fall.
To see waterfowl, Ron Stewart suggests visiting Steinaker Reservoir and Pelican Lake on the east side of the Uinta Basin. During a recent visit to Steinaker, Stewart spotted 12 different types of ducks and geese.
Utah's general statewide turkey hunt is about to begin. There's no limit on the number of permits available for the hunt, so you won't have a problem getting one.
The North Marina is closed until further notice. Restrooms, launch ramp and day-use areas are open at the South Marina. Boaters are restricted to the southern half of the reservoir until diesel spill cleanup is completed. Camping is available with 24 full hook-up sites, but no tents. Take exit #351.
The free viewing event will be held at Ogden Bay on April 20. The event will be a great opportunity to see sandhill cranes and hear their bone-rattling calls echo across the landscape.
The Nature Conservancy of Utah protects the lands and waters on which all life depends, and we're teaming up with them at the USUBC to celebrate it!
Three Utah government agencies — the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA), the Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) and the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) — recently finalized the three-way exchange.
You can see and learn more about the goats at a free wildlife-viewing event. The Division of Wildlife Resources will hold the event on April 20 at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Children, youth and adults will have a free chance to shoot at a variety of moving and stationary targets with a .22 rifle soon. On April 6, the Division of Wildlife Resources will offer a shoot at the North Springs Shooting Range.
White-tailed prairie dogs that live in Coyote Basin in northeastern Utah and Utah prairie dogs are fully protected — you cannot hunt or shoot them, no matter what time of year it is. On April 1, all of the other prairie dogs in Utah will join that protected list for a short period of time.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and its concessioners are expanding operational hours and opening facilities parkwide for the spring season. With the closure of Hwy 89, Colorado River Discovery has adapted the types and number of tours available on the Colorado River below the dam. Half-day and full-day tours will begin at the base of the dam.
As the weather gets warmer, hungry fish in northern Utah, trapped under a layer of ice all winter long, are getting more active. And so are anglers. They're getting their fishing gear ready to fish open water during that magical, early-spring period called ice off.
Over the weekend, DWR biologists in the Southeastern Region went bear denning as part of a study to learn more about black bear reproduction.
The scenic USATF sanctioned and certified course follows the Colorado River through a dramatic redrock canyon. Food, awards, raffle and live music await you at the finish in downtown Moab.
Most of his paintings are landscapes and western art depicting life in Cedar Valley and Utah Valley. The paintings will be available for purchase. The exhibit will be on display at Camp Floyd State Park’s Commissary Building, from March 9, 2013 through April 6, 2013.
Each RAC holds about six meetings a year to listen to proposals from the Division of Wildlife Resources about hunting, fishing and wildlife management in Utah. The RACs also take input from the public about the proposals.
After obtaining the pheasants, Wildlife Resources biologists and SFW members released the birds on state-owned wildlife management areas that are open to public hunters. The pheasants were released on Feb. 26 and 27.
On March 16, the Division of Wildlife Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host Utah's annual Tundra Swan Day. Admission is free. Viewing will take place at three sites: The Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area west of Farmington, the Salt Creek WMA west of Corinne and the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge west of Brigham City.
Applications to hunt big game — including deer — are due through the application page no later than 11 p.m. on March 4.
Grab your riding gear, your friends and your camera, and create your own off-highway vehicle safety video. You, your teacher, and your school could each win up to $900 in cash and gift certificates!
On Feb. 18, Brad Hunt, supervisor of the Hardware Ranch WMA, says about 500 elk, including several bulls, were still in the meadow the sleighs are pulled through.
You can see this spectacle yourself on Feb. 22, 23 and 24 at the annual Utah Snow Goose Festival. The festival will be held at and near Gunnison Bend Reservoir, just west of Delta. Admission is free.
The Ashley National Forest is currently advertising temporary (three to six month) employment opportunities for the 2013 field season for a variety of positions. It is recommended that you apply as soon as possible.
Spots will soon be open on Utah's five Regional Advisory Councils Your chance is here to join a council that helps decide how wildlife is managed in Utah.
The director of the Great Salt Lake Nature Center is looking for volunteers to run field trips, workshops and nature tours this spring.
n Feb. 9, you'll have a chance not only to see bald eagles, but to learn more about them. The Division of Wildlife Resources will hold its annual Utah Bald Eagle Day that day. Bald Eagle Day is free. You can see eagles at five locations across the state.
IRONMAN 70.3 St. George will also serve as the IRONMAN 70.3 U.S. Pro Championship. "Like the full-distance race, the 70.3 course takes advantage of the terrain features of this beautiful place, including an brilliant climb right through the incredible scenery of Snow Canyon State Park,” says Kevin Lewis, Director of Sports Marketing with the St. George Convention and Tourism Office.
Even though this fall's hunts are still months away, the time to apply for a permit is almost here. Applications to hunt big game animals in Utah will be accepted starting Feb. 1.
Division of Wildlife Resources personnel released 30 wild Merriam's turkeys north of Joes Valley Reservoir on Jan. 17. Although turkey populations are healthy across most of Utah, none were known to exist in the Joes Valley area prior to the release.
GSENM, the flagship of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Landscape Conservation System, in partnership with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Scenic Byway 12 Foundation decided it was time to give the overlook a face-lift.
This page addresses the most common questions about the 2013 deer hunt. Please keep in mind that this information is subject to change and may be updated at any time.
From 12pm-4pm demonstration and education stations will be on hand to teach you all about different winter activites. Come learn how to snow shoe, cross-country ski, ice skate, snowmobile, sled, and ice fish.
With its beautiful and unique landscapes and world-class facilities, Utah leads the nation in outdoor recreation. Opportunities for outdoor recreation in Utah are as diverse as the people who enjoy them.
A golden opportunity to find out is waiting for you Jan 22. That's the day the Division of Wildlife Resources and the Buckhorn Archery Club will host a free archery shoot in the Emery County Recreation Center in Castle Dale. The recreation center is on the east side of the Emery County Fairgrounds, 75 E. 400 S. in Castle Dale.
Officials with the Division of Wildlife Resources are concerned about cold temperatures and how those temperatures might affect deer if the weather doesn't warm up soon.
State Parks and Recreation has created a new interactive snowmobile trails map. Find where the nearest trailheads are for your Utah snowmobiling adventure.
From January 24-26, 2013, the public can enjoy a wide variety of fun and exciting educational events to learn more about the region’s vast species of birds during the three-day “2013 St. George Winter Bird Festival”.
Join the Antelope Island ranch curator at 1:00 p.m. on January 26 at the Fielding Garr Ranch for a moderate 4 mile hike to Mushroom Springs discussing the island’s history surrounding the use of water.
Soldier Hollow, the 2002 Winter Olympic facility for biathlon, cross-country and nordic combined (http://www.soldierhollow.com/), is a thriving Legacy facility with over 100,000 guests annually, participating in activities at Soldier Hollow.