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2012 Zion Wilderness Guide

Fri, 20 Apr 2012

More than 40,000 people receive permits to visit the Zion Wilderness each year. Traveling into the wilderness, even on short trips,can be challenging and risky and requires careful planning before you begin.

ROCKIN? is aimed at youth and their accompanying parents or legal guardians who haven?t had the opportunity to participate in the outdoor activities Utah State Parks offer. T

This is the event that Cache Valley has been waiting for. The Hyrum State Park Fishing Classic. We will be releasing 300 tagged Rainbow Trout into Hyrum reservoir.

One of the country's best trout fishing waters could be ice free within the next week or two. Scott Root, regional conservation outreach manager for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, says many of the shoreline areas at Strawberry Reservoir have open water. On April 12, the open water extended at least 100 yards from the shore to the edge of the ice.

Whirling disease was found in the northeastern region of the state. Please make sure you clean, dry and sterilize waders, livewells and other fishing gear before venturing to another water.

Green River State Park golf course is a golf oasis on the banks of the Green River, with the Book Cliffs towering in the distance. The elevated tees and greens add character to a leisurely round of golf.

White-tailed prairie dogs that live in Coyote Basin in northeastern Utah and Utah prairie dogs are fully protected?you can't shoot them. On April 1, 2012, all of the other prairie dogs in Utah will join that protected list for a short period of time.

This year, Utah will offer harvest-objective (quota) hunts on three units. Starting on March 15, you can obtain a harvest-objective permit from license agents, Division offices and wildlife.utah.gov. Dowload the entire guidebook.

Archeological excavations at the site have revealed more than 100 structures and have produced thousands of artifacts, some of which are on display in the museum.

2012 Utah Bike Summit

Thu, 22 Mar 2012

May 4 will be the Fourth Annual Utah Bike Summit, the summit brings together Utah's top bicycle and trail advocates, representatives from our bike industries, cycling event promoters, city planners, representatives from Utah?s tourism industry, local and state government officials.

The Utah Legislature passed two predator-related bills in 2012. The first bill, Predator Control Funding (Senate Bill 87), adds a $5 fee to all Utah big game hunting permits.

On March 5, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources caught and released a 21 -pound Northern pike in the shallows at Yuba.

During the weekends of March 30?31 and April 13?14, DWR biologists will take small groups of people to see Gunnison sage-grouse strut on leks (breeding grounds) east of Monticello.

With recent warmer temperatures, anglers are looking forward to hitting the open water for that magical, early spring fishing when fish are hungry and more active.

Are you passionate about western rivers and enjoy being outside in remote red-rock canyons? Then please join BLM for a restoration revegetation day on the banks of the Dolores River!

The DWR has made substantial progress in the state?s fight against invasive mussels. Since 2008, mussel test results have ranged from ?inconclusive? to ?infested? at only eight Utah waterbodies. All of the other waterbodies remain unaffected.

Over the past year and a half, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) has been investigating reports of possible wolves in a remote area east of Springville. Biologists have used trail cameras, paw-print measurements and other methods to attempt to determine if wolves were in the area.

The western United States is home to North America?s largest native grouse, the greater sagegrouse. As its name implies, this bird depends upon sagebrush. Its nesting sites, daily diet and breeding behaviors?nearly all aspects of its life?are heavily intertwined with sagebrush habitat.

Two Salt Lake County residents appeared in Third District Court on February 24, 2012, for sentencing in connection with a July 2010 poaching incident. One individual pleaded guilty to a single count of Wanton Destruction of Protected Wildlife.

2012 History Camp for Kids

Mon, 05 Mar 2012

History camp is a fun-filled educational experience about how soldiers lived during the Utah and Civil Wars ? at home, in the camp and on the battlefield ? and how the Wars changed lives. Camps are held June through August.

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 $1,500 in cash and gift certificates! *No taxpayer money is used for prizes.

On Feb. 15, Zane Nielsen of Pleasant Grove pulled a new catch-and-release record tiger trout through a hole in the ice at Scofield. Before releasing the behemoth, Nielsen measured the fish at 27 inches. Zane didn't have a scale in his tackle box, but he says the fish probably weighed between 8 and 9 pounds.

Excitement, grace and drama filled the air as over 1,000 wild tundra swans winged their way to Rainbow Pond. We sat still in reverence, not wanting to miss a single move or sound.

ast week?after a day of fishing at Scofield Reservoir in central Utah?an excited Trent Peery dropped by the Division of Wildlife Resources' office in Springville. A resident of Santaquin, Peery stopped by the office to ask fisheries biologists to measure a gigantic tiger trout he caught earlier that day.

Before you apply for a general deer hunting permit, make sure to visit the Prepare for the 2012 deer hunt Web page. The Web page has information that will help you decide which of Utah's 30 new deer hunting units to apply for.

After transporting the birds from South Dakota, the Division of Wildlife Resources released 24 of the birds on the north side of the La Sal Mountains. The remaining 48 turkeys found a new home on Elk Ridge.

See what anglers are reporting from the Provo River, Strawberry Reservoir, Yuba Lake, and other central Utah fisheries.

Admire the changing colors of early evening on this 1.5-mile, round trip hike and ?preserve the moment? through sketching. 5:00-6:30 p.m., Fri., February 17

If you like to hunt deer in northern Utah, you're encouraged to do one of two things: Attend an open house on Feb. 13 or send your comments to an email address.

This race features incredible scenery in Sand Hollow State Park, including beautiful views of Pine Valley Mountain and the Sand Dunes.

Predator Management in Utah

Wed, 08 Feb 2012

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) recognizes that predator management is a legitimate wildlife-management tool that must be available to DWR personnel when needed. The DWR also recognizes that although predator management can be controversial, it is important to effectively manage both predator and prey populations

During past hunts, landowners in the Delta area have had some difficult encounters with spring snow goose hunters. Some of these encounters have even resulted in damage to personal property.

in Midway, Utah in July 9 through July 14, 2012. This championship is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association and is the first national golf championship to he held in Utah.

Currently, there are three paved trails around the lake, albeit disconnected ones. There?s a trail near the Provo Boat Harbor called Skipper Bay Trail, which also connects to the Provo River Trail...

To put together our recommendations for the Wildlife Board, we will be holding open houses at different locations across the state during the month of February.

Starvation State Park hosts its first annual ice fishing tournament Saturday, February 11. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Rabbit Gulch Campground and the tournament is held from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Feb. 11, 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.

Utah's diverse environment has helped build many outdoor business clusters. The ski industry has spawned great ski companies including Goode, Voile, Black Diamond, 4FRNT, Bluehouse and DPS.

Park officials will begin burning piles of dead vegetation in several locations throughout Arches and Canyonlands National Parks over the next several weeks as conditions allow.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced more than $44 million in Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) funding is now available for several natural disasters that have occurred in Utah over the past 13 months ? primarily from December 2010 flash flooding in southern Utah and from record snowpack flooding last spring in northern and central Utah.

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