Wed, 29 Apr 2020
To help keep state parks operating efficiently during the COVID-19 pandemic, Utah State Parks will be undergoing some temporary operational changes.
When visiting a state park, please remember to practice #ResponsibleRecreation. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others and avoid congregating at trailheads.
Mon, 20 Apr 2020
Spring is here, which means wildlife migrations are in full swing. Bird-watching is a great opportunity to enjoy wildlife
Mon, 13 Apr 2020
This new pre-pay option allows visitors to pay their park day-use fee online prior to visiting the state park.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020
In order to follow social distancing guidelines and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is now offering a temporary online field day for hunter education courses.
Fri, 27 Mar 2020
Each of the closed wildlife management areas provide critical winter range habitat for mule deer. And each one is clearly marked with signs indicating it is currently closed.
Robert Dennett, 45, of Washington City, and Kamron Wootton, 35, also of Washington City, were charged in Kane County's 6th District Court with bribery or threat to influence a contest, a third-degree felony
Faith Heaton Jolley is the public information officer for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. She joined the division in 2019, after working as a reporter and editor for KSL.com for seven years.
Mon, 09 Mar 2020
Utah is doing something that only a few other states are doing: real-time tracking of wildlife. And now some of that data will be available to the public via a new website that launched Tuesday, March 3.
Mon, 02 Mar 2020
If you are looking for some warmer weather and some hot fishing, look no further than these three waterbodies in southern Utah during late March.
Fri, 28 Feb 2020
Division of Wildlife Resources biologists respond to questions from the public.
The DWR captures around 1,000 big game animals each year to perform health assessments and to place GPS collars on the animals to learn more about their migration patterns.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials are reminding the public not to feed deer or other wildlife after corn kernels were discovered in the gut of a deer that recently died of chronic wasting disease in the Moab area.
Fri, 07 Feb 2020
Thousands of geese lifting off Gunnison Bend Reservoir amid honks and the beating of wings. If you want to see the incredible spectacle yourself, head to the annual Delta Snow Goose Festival later this month.
Mon, 27 Jan 2020
The application period for Utah's big game hunts is opening soon, so if you're interested in getting your own locally-harvested deer or elk meat this fall, be sure to take note of the dates.
Tue, 21 Jan 2020
Wed, 15 Jan 2020
February is the best time of the year to see one of America's most iconic birds.
Tue, 07 Jan 2020
Utahns often come across baby wildlife while recreating outdoors, but it is important not to pick them up or take them home.
Fri, 03 Jan 2020
The park has 2 teepees set up for rent from May - September.
Thu, 19 Dec 2019
Skip the stuff and give the gift of an experience instead. This is Utah ? a place with endless opportunities to be present and make memories outside!
Tue, 17 Dec 2019
Anyone who goes fishing knows how thrilling it is to catch a fish, especially if it is a large, potentially record-breaking one.
Mon, 16 Dec 2019
The snowshoe hare is highly adapted to living in snowy environments. In Utah, it is found mainly in coniferous forests and aspen, alder and willow thickets in high-elevation mountain regions.
Each bird count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and volunteers will be given specific routes to drive and hike through the area, counting every bird they see or hear during the route.
Thu, 05 Dec 2019
To celebrate the start of another elk-viewing season, staff at the Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area will hold the annual Elk Festival on Dec. 7. Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mon, 02 Dec 2019
Since the land was set aside in 1961, Wasatch Mountain State Park has been an outdoor adventure mecca for off-road winter riders.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019
This episode includes a conversation between Tara McKee, program manager with the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation, Jake Powell, extension specialist and Dayton Crites, Cache County Trails and Active Transportation planner.
Tue, 12 Nov 2019
The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation is currently seeking three representatives to serve on the OHV Advisory Council.
Wed, 06 Nov 2019
November 11th is Veterans Day. Visit Arches, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef or Canyonlands National Park and pay no entry fee on that day.
Mon, 04 Nov 2019
With over a dozen ski resorts to choose from, Utah visitors often ask, "Where should I go?"
Wildlife officials help restore desert bighorn sheep herds by relocating 50 sheep from Nevada to Utah
Fri, 01 Nov 2019
A small herd of desert bighorn sheep was released last Thursday and Friday in the Ranch Canyon area of the Mineral Mountains west of Beaver by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and other partnering organizations.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Director Mike Fowlks issued the emergency change to the 2019 Utah Fishing Guidebook to protect bluegill populations while both waterbodies are being restored for fishing.
The Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit will be held at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, Utah, on Oct. 22-24, 2019.
Wed, 09 Oct 2019
Waterfowl banding began in Utah in 1912, and since then, 211,860 waterfowl have had little metal bands placed on them while they migrated through the Beehive State.
During the first half of October, Utahns see the second-best fishing action of the whole year. (It's second best because the fishing in late May and early June is hard to beat.)
Mon, 30 Sep 2019
Just like you?d never fly a plane without getting some training and doing a lot of preparation, you shouldn?t go fishing or hunting without making sure you know the laws.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019
With the exception of swans (which require a permit from the hunt drawing), the rest of the waterfowl hunts in Utah are open to anyone with a Utah hunting license.
Thu, 12 Sep 2019
Whether you don?t own a boat or you are just in the mood for spending a relaxing afternoon sitting on a bank fishing, September is a great time in Utah to fish from the shore.
Wed, 28 Aug 2019
Despite misinformation online saying that the old Tintic Mill near Goshen is a good place to take photos, the area is actually closed to the public due to safety concerns
Tue, 20 Aug 2019
The 2019 Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit is a three-day event held at the Dixie Center in beautiful St. George.
Colorado River cutthroat trout are a prized fish that attract anglers from all over. Anglers typically target the high mountain streams of the Intermountain West to find and catch this species.