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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 $900 in cash and gift certificates!

On Feb. 18, Brad Hunt, supervisor of the Hardware Ranch WMA, says about 500 elk, including several bulls, were still in the meadow the sleighs are pulled through.

You can see this spectacle yourself on Feb. 22, 23 and 24 at the annual Utah Snow Goose Festival. The festival will be held at and near Gunnison Bend Reservoir, just west of Delta. Admission is free.

The Ashley National Forest is currently advertising temporary (three to six month) employment opportunities for the 2013 field season for a variety of positions. It is recommended that you apply as soon as possible.

Spots will soon be open on Utah's five Regional Advisory Councils Your chance is here to join a council that helps decide how wildlife is managed in Utah.

The director of the Great Salt Lake Nature Center is looking for volunteers to run field trips, workshops and nature tours this spring.

n Feb. 9, 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.

IRONMAN 70.3 St. George will also serve as the IRONMAN 70.3 U.S. Pro Championship. "Like the full-distance race, the 70.3 course takes advantage of the terrain features of this beautiful place, including an brilliant climb right through the incredible scenery of Snow Canyon State Park,” says Kevin Lewis, Director of Sports Marketing with the St. George Convention and Tourism Office.

Even though this fall's hunts are still months away, the time to apply for a permit is almost here. Applications to hunt big game animals in Utah will be accepted starting Feb. 1.

Division of Wildlife Resources personnel released 30 wild Merriam's turkeys north of Joes Valley Reservoir on Jan. 17. Although turkey populations are healthy across most of Utah, none were known to exist in the Joes Valley area prior to the release.

GSENM, the flagship of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Landscape Conservation System, in partnership with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Scenic Byway 12 Foundation decided it was time to give the overlook a face-lift.

Utah's Deer Hunt in 2013

Fri, 25 Jan 2013

This page addresses the most common questions about the 2013 deer hunt. Please keep in mind that this information is subject to change and may be updated at any time.

From 12pm-4pm demonstration and education stations will be on hand to teach you all about different winter activites. Come learn how to snow shoe, cross-country ski, ice skate, snowmobile, sled, and ice fish.

With its beautiful and unique landscapes and world-class facilities, Utah leads the nation in outdoor recreation. Opportunities for outdoor recreation in Utah are as diverse as the people who enjoy them.

A golden opportunity to find out is waiting for you Jan 22. That's the day the Division of Wildlife Resources and the Buckhorn Archery Club will host a free archery shoot in the Emery County Recreation Center in Castle Dale. The recreation center is on the east side of the Emery County Fairgrounds, 75 E. 400 S. in Castle Dale.

Officials with the Division of Wildlife Resources are concerned about cold temperatures and how those temperatures might affect deer if the weather doesn't warm up soon.

State Parks and Recreation has created a new interactive snowmobile trails map. Find where the nearest trailheads are for your Utah snowmobiling adventure.

From January 24-26, 2013, the public can enjoy a wide variety of fun and exciting educational events to learn more about the region’s vast species of birds during the three-day “2013 St. George Winter Bird Festival”.

Mushroom Springs Hike

Mon, 07 Jan 2013

Join the Antelope Island ranch curator at 1:00 p.m. on January 26 at the Fielding Garr Ranch for a moderate 4 mile hike to Mushroom Springs discussing the island’s history surrounding the use of water.

Soldier Hollow, the 2002 Winter Olympic facility for biathlon, cross-country and nordic combined (, is a thriving Legacy facility with over 100,000 guests annually, participating in activities at Soldier Hollow.

Two state wildlife agencies, five chambers of commerce and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have teamed up to fight a finned invader in Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

On Nov. 10, 2012, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Conservation Officer Brent Kasza and Branden Davis received information regarding wasted deer. Officers Kasza and Davis responded to the scene where they located four dead buck deer.

The Comet Bobsled ride is a highly physical and extreme experience, generating up to 4-5 times the force of gravity.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Monticello Field Office is seeking public comment on the Draft Business Plan for the San Juan River. Every year, more than11,000 visitors take river trips in San Juan County, where BLM management of public lands and waters supports jobs and boosts the local economy.

Many waters in Utah provide good ice fishing year after year. "In my opinion, Utah has some of the best ice fishing in the country," says Drew Cushing, sport fisheries coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources.

The story below is the third in a four-part series about a fun activity to do in Utah in the winter — ice fishing! The series will explain the benefits of fishing through the ice and provide tips to get beginning anglers started.

After December 31, 2012, no one may operate a PWC that does not meet the 2006 emission standards set by EPA for the manufacturing of two-stroke engines. 

Beginning with the 2013 boating season, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) river permitting system for the Desolation and Gray Canyons on the Green River will change for private boaters from a first-come-first-served, call-in reservation process to an online lottery reservation process on the website.

Register for all 3 events, enter your largest measured trout caught at each event and the person with largest total measurements wins the grand prize-an $800 gift certificate to Sportsman's Warehouse awarded at the Starvation tournament.

In conjunction with America's State Parks' second annual First Day Hikes initiative, Antelope Island and Coral Pink Sand Dunes state parks host special New Year's Day hikes.

An evening full of fun and entertainment for the whole family! At an affordable price! $2.00 admission or $1.00 admission with a non-perishable food donation, $2.50 skate rental 

Box Elder County residents and visitors will have a rare opportunity to catch a little more magic this christmas because Fantasy at the Bay will be back at Willard Bay State Park for the 10th consecutive year. The light park opens: Friday, November 23rd and runs through Monday December 31st.

Possible falconry changes

Wed, 28 Nov 2012

Rules that guide how falcons are used to hunt wild game in Utah will be discussed at an upcoming series of public meetings.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and the Utah Department of Natural Resources are pleased to announce the selection of Greg Sheehan as the new director of the Division of Wildlife Resources. Sheehan, a department employee with 20 years' experience, has been the DWR's Administrative Services chief since 2002.

Use this itinerary to plan a hands-on tour through this bright, desert region, full of ancient history and intrigue. You'll wander where ancient Native American civilizations developed and thrived and handle remnants of their cultures. You'll walk under a huge, natural stone bridge and stand in four states at once. The list of stops is diverse; it will be an adventure you'll never forget.

Utah Ski and Snow Sports

Fri, 16 Nov 2012

Utah is home to 14 world-class ski & snowboard resorts, 11 located within an hour of Salt Lake City International Airport. Collectively, Utah's resorts are home to over 26,000 skiable acres of the most accessible terrain in North America.

Early December is the perfect time to see Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. That's why Division of Wildlife Resources personnel have chosen Dec. 1 as the day to hold Utah's annual Bighorn Sheep Watch.

2012 Christmas Tree Permits

Wed, 07 Nov 2012

The holiday season is coming and thousands of people every year cut their Christmas tree from national forests. Cutting a Christmas tree in a national forest is a family tradition for many residents of Utah.

This year the National Park Service will honor America's warriors with free entrance to all parks for all visitors, over the three day Veterans Day weekend.

After you've reviewed the ideas, you can let your Regional Advisory Council members know your thoughts by attending your upcoming RAC meeting or by sending an email to them.

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