The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reports, during the first six months of 2012, wildlife crossing structures have allowed more than 300 deer to safely pass at two of the state’s busy highway crossings.
Price Canyon Recreation Area may also be temporarily closed during the week of October 21 for a prescribed fire burn if weather allows. This project is located in Price Canyon next to the Price Canyon Campground.
As fall progresses, cooler water temperatures make the water at all levels of a lake or reservoir more attractive to trout. The cool temperatures bring big fish to areas where anglers can catch them by casting from shore or trolling from a boat.
Only Utah residents can apply for sportsman permits. One sportsman permit is offered for each of the following species: Desert bighorn ram, Rocky Mountain bighorn ram, buck deer, buck pronghorn, bull elk, bull moose, hunter's choice bison and hunter's choice Rocky Mountain goat.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office is announcing a 30-day opportunity for the public to provide input on proposed changes to its river permitting system for the Desolation and Gray Canyons of the Green River.
A phone call to the Utah Division of Wildlife Turn-in-a-Poacher (UTiP) hotline prompted an investigation and successful prosecution of three Colorado residents in the illegal taking of a 4x4 buck and doe deer. The incident occurred three miles outside the Colorado border in Utah's Book Cliffs back in November 2011.
Friday, Oct 26, will be the main push to move the bison from the southern portion of the Island to the handling facilities on the North end of the island. Saturday any bison left on the range will be moved to the handling facilities.
Come in your costume and encounter ghosts, goblins and other ghastly beings along a 1.5 mile route through the shadowy streets of Hyrum City and Hyrum State Park! Register online by Oct. 19th for this first-ever haunted walk/run.
Every year, trappers apply for permits to trap muskrat, beaver and other furbearers on Utah's Waterfowl Management Areas (WMAs). You may only trap on a state WMA if you have the necessary permit.
The general rifle buck deer hunt—Utah's most popular hunt—starts Oct. 20. More than 52,000 hunters, along with their family and friends, are expected to be in Utah's backcountry that day.
On Oct. 13—three weeks before the regular pheasant hunt starts—those who are 15 years of age or younger can hunt pheasants in Utah. Quail can also be taken that day.
The vast landscapes of GSENM offers visitors a variety of recreational opportunities for a wide range of users. From the solitude of lonesome canyons to the excitement of winding rugged backways, the Monument is truely a treasure.
Utah's 2012 general rifle bull elk hunt kicks off Oct. 6. Permits for the hunt are almost gone. On Sep. 26, about 2,600 permits to hunt on any-bull units were still available. About 2,400 permits were available to hunt spike-only units.
Christopher Winslow of Iron County, Utah was illegally fishing at Panguitch Lake on April 29, 2011, when a Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officer contacted him. Winslow possessed an expired combination license, which he unlawfully purchased while on suspension for a 2004 hunting violation.
Karpowitz has served as the agency's director since 2005. He's been in his position longer than any state wildlife director who's currently serving in the western United States. And he's one of the longest serving state wildlife directors in the country.
The Utah Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council voted Sept. 20 to designate a newly restored section of the Ogden River as a "Blue Ribbon Fishery." (photo by Phil Douglass)
This hands-on and interactive festival with live music and food is free to the public.Wasatch Mountain State Park Visitor Center is located in Midway between Snake Creek and Pine Canyon on Warm Springs Rd.
Loa–Trout from the Loa State Fish Hatchery will be stocked soon into waters in Utah that already have New Zealand mud snails in them.
Horseback riders have several established trails that are regularly used. The Moab Field Office maintains a campground in the Onion Creek area with rustic equestrian facilities.
Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the DWR, says holding special youth days—before the birds have been hunted and when adults aren't allowed to hunt—is a great way to get young people interested in hunting.
The viewing event will be held Sept. 22 at the U.S. Forest Service visitor center at Strawberry Reservoir. The visitor center is along U.S. Highway 40, about 20 miles southeast of Heber City.
There is a children's fishing pond at the visitor's center. Bring your own pole or rent one from the park. Cost is $3 per pole and $3 for a dozen worms. Children 11 years old and younger DO NOT need a fishing license.
Division conservation officers and biologists monitor the harvest and possession of furbearers. They may also stop hunters and trappers to ensure they have the required permits, firearms and trapping equipment. You should expect to encounter conservation officers and biologists checking hunters in the field and at checkpoints.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers are seeking information regarding the dumping of an entire deer in a dumpster near Main Street in Sunset, Utah.
If you enjoy hunting deer with a bow and arrow—but you don't have a permit yet—the Division of Wildlife Resources has some good news: More than 700 general archery buck deer permits are still available, and you can get one now.
Posey Lake Campground is located next to its beautiful namesake lake high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 8,800 feet. Visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing and exploring local trails.
The 3,000-foot escarpment of the Vermilion Cliffs reveals seven major geologic formations in layer-cake fashion. This remote, unspoiled 294,000-acre national monument is a geologic treasure of towering cliffs, deep canyons, and spectacular sandstone formations, containing the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes and Paria Canyon.
The Utah Hunter Education program helps you learn essential safety skills and develop techniques useful for hunting. A basic hunter education course is required to obtain a hunting license in Utah if you were born after Dec. 31, 1965.
This report focuses only on the impacts of insects, diseases, and other disturbances on the various tree species of the state.
The amazing work in Utah’s Color Country District of dedicated fire and restoration staff gives hope to the attainment of statewide and Great Basin objectives to re-establish healthy, functional, and productive ecosystems
If you spend time in the outdoors, there's a good chance you'll eventually come across a wild animal that's sick. If you find a wild animal or bird that's sick, what should you do?
The Division of Wildlife Resources will be using a helicopter to treat waters in the area to remove unwanted fish. The closure is a precaution to ensure the safety of those working on the project and anyone else who might be in the area.
Our adventure happened at Strawberry Reservoir, but you can find crawdads in many waters throughout the state. There isn’t much to it, but there are two rules you must remember. First, if you’re 13 or older, you’ll need a fishing license. Second, do not transport live crayfish.
Both grouse species offer a great hunting opportunity for young hunters. At times, the grouse will flush out of the forest vegetation right under your feet. When they erupt into flight, their strong, loud wing beats are sure to startle you, even if you're among the calmest of hunters.
As the hunts draw closer, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources have some encouraging news: Cottontail rabbit numbers are up in many areas of the state. Forest grouse and mourning dove populations are doing well too.
Purpose for the closure is to provide for public safety while construction crews and equipment are replacing multiple culverts, grading and resurfacing portions of the road.
Deer herds on many units are doing well—lots of fawns were born in 2011, and most of the fawns survived the mild winter of 2011-2012. Good numbers of young bucks should be available on many of the state's 30 general-season units.
Cougars can live just about anywhere in Utah. You’ll find them in the mountains, deserts and foothills. If you’re heading into any of these areas, it’s a good idea to be prepared for an encounter with a cougar.
Nearly non-stop music & entertainment: Imagine a Beatles Tribute band on the island! Really, the band Imagine will perform on Saturday night.
While high-elevation waters throughout Utah provide quality fishing in the summer, the Uinta Mountains and the Boulder Mountains are among the best places to try.