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Oct. 10, 11 or 12 might be the best time this fall to take a young person pheasant or quail hunting in Utah. The state will host its annual youth pheasant and quail hunt on those days.

Friday, October 23rd will be to move bison from the southern portion of the island to handling facilities on the north end of the island. On Saturday, any bison left on the range will be moved to the handling facilities.

The number of ducks counted on North American breeding grounds this past spring was the highest in 60 years. That's great news for Utah's hunters: it means more ducks than ever will migrate though Utah this fall.

During a recent helicopter survey over central Tooele County, wildlife biologists saw something they've seen only twice in 20 years: more than 100 chukar partridge per square mile.

The purpose of the Utah Cougar Management Plan is to direct the management of cougars in accordance with the mission of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources through 2025

Based on data collected from hunters and trappers, cougars and bobcats are doing well in Utah. Because the populations are doing well, the Utah Wildlife Board approved hunting and trapping rules that are similar to last season.

The DWR will hold the free events across Utah over the next few weeks. And the events aren't just for beginners; veteran hunters can learn some things too.

Permits for Utah's general archery elk hunt are not limited in number. You can get one anytime between now and the end of the extended archery elk hunt on Dec. 15.

These ranges are open to the public. However, ranges may be reserved, so make sure to check the calendar before you visit.

Tips for a safe archery hunt

Fri, 07 Aug 2015

Kirk Smith, Hunter Education coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says every year, he receives reports of archery hunters injuring themselves.

This year in order to honor the many veterans and active military in Utah, State Parks and Recreation is hosting a Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 15, 2015

The number of cougars and bobcats taken during Utah's upcoming hunting and trapping seasons should be similar to the number taken this past season. Starting July 22, cougar and furbearer recommendations should be available online.

Utah's Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook for the 2015-2016 hunting season is now available.

More than 29,000 permits to hunt bull elk with a rifle or muzzleloader in Utah will go on sale at 8 a.m. on July 14. General archery elk permits will also go on sale July 14.

The free event will be held July 11 on the Dam Peninsula, next to the visitor center parking lot, at Flaming Gorge Dam in northeastern Utah. Viewing runs from 9 a.m. to noon.

Starting July 8, the Division of Wildlife Resources will accept applications for this fall's sage grouse, sharp-tailed grouse and sandhill crane hunts.

Youth guided waterfowl hunt

Fri, 26 Jun 2015

If you're a young person, and you're interested in hunting ducks and geese ? but you have little or no experience ? Widow Maker Boats, the Utah Conservation Officers Association and Wasatch Widgeons have a deal for you

Rattlesnake safety tips

Tue, 23 Jun 2015

Eight rattlesnake subspecies live in Utah. The most common is the Great Basin rattlesnake, which is found across the state.

If you find a deer fawn or an elk calf, the best thing to do is keep your distance and leave the animal right where you found it.

Attend Utah's Blue Ribbon Fisheries Floating and Fishing seminar on June 18.

A free wildlife viewing event on June 13 is your best chance to see the sheep.

Gary Herbert declared June as Utah Great Outdoors Month to celebrate Utah?s outdoor recreation industry and encourage Utahns to explore what makes life in Utah what we call, Life Elevated.

You can learn how to shoot guns, catch fish in a fishing pond and ride all-terrain vehicles at Outdoor Adventure Days. And it won't cost you a dime. The event is free.

Check out all the great activities at Bear Lake State Park on June 6th.

Fish for free on June 6

Tue, 26 May 2015

If you want to give fishing a try ? but you don't have a fishing license ? make plans to grab a fishing pole and head to your nearest fishing water on June 6.

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox will join us for the dedication of the new mountain bike trail at Goblin Valley. Come join us for a ride on the newly built trail system.

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Fri, 15 May 2015

67 monolithic stone spires, called sedimentary pipes, accentuate multihued sandstone layers that reveal 180 million years of geologic time.

Breen says much of the Green River provides critical spawning and rearing habitat for native endangered and threatened fish.

The free seminar will be held May 6 at the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 W. North Temple in Salt Lake City. It begins at 7 p.m.

At Goosenecks, the views extend for miles. Alhambra Rock is the dark volcanic intrusion that looms on the horizon, beyond Mexican Hat.

The Division of Wildlife Resources has produced a series of five videos that will show you how. The series is titled Turkey Hunting Basics.

The Amphibians of Utah app is like a traditional field guide and includes each of the state's 16 amphibian species with life history, calls, a map of where they can be found in Utah, and a bunch of photos of their different life stage

After several years of gathering data, and a winter full of meetings, the Red Fleet Fisheries Management Plan ? and a list of fish chosen to restart the fishery at the reservoir ? is ready for public review.

DWR hosts annual Loon Watch

Fri, 27 Mar 2015

The free wildlife viewing event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at Steinaker State Park. The park, which includes Steinaker Reservoir, is just off US Highway 191, about five miles north of Vernal.

In 1869 & 1972, Major John Wesley Powell and his crew explored the canyons along the Colorado River documenting their incredible journey along the way. Learn more about their incredible challenges and adventures along the way.

Great spring fishing will happen earlier than usual in Utah this year. In fact, it's already started.

Approximately four miles have now been at least partially groomed. These seven photos detail a loop that will explore the northwestern corner of the park near Wild Horse Butte.

The Division of Wildlife Resources has teamed with several organizations, including The National Wild Turkey Federation and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, to offer five seminars this spring.

The plan makes it easier to remove prairie dogs from private property and place those prairie dogs on public land. Placing the prairie dogs on public land should speed their recovery.

Your chance to join one of Utah?s wildlife advisory councils is almost over. March 16 is the last day a group can nominate you to serve on one of Utah?s five Regional Advisory Councils.

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