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.
The park and our partner, the Capitol Reef Natural History Association are teaming up to celebrate this noteworthy milestone August 2-4, 2012 with special events and activities. Join us for the fun!
Scofield provides anglers the opportunity to catch fish from either the shore or boat. Best baits from the shore include PowerBait and worms.
Hiking Mount Timpanogos is a favorite summer tradition for thousands of visitors each year. This year from August fifth to approximately September fifth, the Timpooneke Trailhead in American Fork Canyon will be closed due to construction activity. The Timpooneke Trailhead is one of two trailheads that are utilized for hiking Mount Timpanogos.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is gearing up for the Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project for the Middle Fork of Sheep Creek in the Uinta Mountains. The project is scheduled for September 2012.
The Division of Wildlife Resources and Hogle Zoo will hold a bat lecture on July 26 at Hogle Zoo's EdZoocation Station (located just west of the zoo's main entrance).
Eight rattlesnake subspecies live in Utah. The most common is the Great Basin rattlesnake, which is found across the state. Rocky, talus slopes are the places in Utah where you'll most likely encounter rattlesnakes.
Hiking The Narrows from the top down, either in one day or two days, requires a Wilderness Permit. Advance Reservations: up to 3 months in advance Over half of Narrows permits are available using a calendar reservation system.
Starting at 8 a.m. on July 17, you can buy a bull elk permit at the Division of Wildlife Resources' website (wildlife.utah.gov) and from DWR offices and more than 300 hunting license agents across Utah.
The hot, dry weather Utah is experiencing could increase the chance that a black bear wanders into your camp site or cabin area this summer. The dry conditions have reduced the amount of natural vegetation that's available to the bears. Not having enough natural vegetation forces the bears to wander more in search of food.
The new Utah Wildlife Vehicle Collision Reporter is a tool that helps track and categorize animals that are hit by vehicles on state routes. The app is for use on a GPS enabled smart phone that’s used by UDOT contractors who pick up carcasses from state roads.
As thousands of Utahns head to the mountains and deserts for off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation this summer, Utah State Parks and the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) are reminding riders to “know before you go” by obeying Utah laws and wearing a helmet.
Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening of live music on Antelope Island as the sun sets over Great Salt Lake.
John Shivik, mammals coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says the dry conditions have reduced the amount of natural vegetation that's available to the bears. Not having enough natural vegetation forces the bears to wander more in search of food.
Located in Huntsville in northern Utah, the reservoir contains six different sportfish: Tiger muskie, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch and black bullhead catfish.
Conservation permits are hunting permits auctioned annually at banquets, fundraisers and other events sponsored by various conservation groups. Since the program began in 1981, these permits have raised more than $25 million.
This is the near-final draft of the 2012–13 Utah Upland Game & Turkey Guidebook.
The field trip will happen on Temple Square at 6 p.m. Bob Walters, Watchable Wildlife coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, will lead the trip.
The Utah State Outdoor Recreation Program is now renting paddle craft at the day use beach area. Canoes, sit-on-top kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and tandem kayaks are $10/hr or $40/day. Inner tubes are $3/hr or $12/day.