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Catching tiger trout

Wed, 17 Jun 2009

Anglers are spreading the word: tiger trout are a beautiful fish that put up a big fight. And they taste great on the table! If you want to hook one of these fighters, you need to toss aside some of the techniques you've used to catch rainbow trout.

June 20 is the day the Division of Wildlife Resources will host its annual Osprey Watch. The free wildlife viewing event will be held on the peninsula that's opposite the Flaming Gorge Dam visitor center in northeastern Utah.

Camp under the night sky in your favorite state park (June 27). We have more than 1,000 campsites throughout Utah - tell stories and toast marshmallows around a cozy campfire. For reservations, call 800-322-3770.

The Mountain Spirit Heritage Festival is Summit County's annual celebration of its history. Come celebrate with dancing, live music, and food vendors. Friday's events take place at the Coalville, Utah fairgrounds. Music starts at 4:00 PM and free "Pig" dinner starts at 6:30 PM.

Two men plead guilty to charges stemming from search warrants served over the Memorial Day weekend. During the search of a home and shed in Panguitch, officers from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the Garfield County Sheriffs office found evidence that implicated the two Panguitch residents in the illegal killing of nine buck deer, two doe deer, and two buck pronghorn.

Fish for Free on June 6th

Tue, 26 May 2009

If you're looking for a fun activity that's close to home and doesn't cost much, mark June 6 on your calendar.  June 6 is Free Fishing Day in Utah. You won't need a fishing license to fish in the state that day.

Whether you venture to streams in the High Uintas or just toss a line into the community pond, be sure you know the rules for the water you plan to visit.
Regulations and limits have changed at a few popular fisheries.

Also, be sure to read about the latest assessment of Utah's wind, solar, and geothermal renewable energy resources.

Downtown Salt Lake City's famous pair of peregrine falcons is back.

You can watch their antics by logging onto the Division of Wildlife Resources' Web site. Right now, the falcons are caring for three eggs the female has laid in a nest box on the northeast corner of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building

What could be the first population of greenback cutthroat trout ever found in Utah will get some added protection through a change to the state's fishing rules.

Division of Wildlife Resources Director Jim Karpowitz signed the emergency change this week. The change takes effect May 1.

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