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Snow and cold temperatures have blanketed the places mule deer live in Utah. And that's brought Division of Wildlife Resources biologists out in force.

Winterfest 2016 is here!

Wed, 13 Jan 2016

With snow on the ground and adventure in the air, now is the perfect time for some winter fun. Both East Canyon State Park and Wasatch Mountain State Park are hosting a Winterfest event on Saturday Jan. 16.

A new black bear strategy, started in Utah in 2015, did exactly what wildlife managers hoped it would: it led to government agencies taking fewer bears and hunters taking more.

This new winter program features a day of Olympic winter sports including Alpine skiing, Nordic ski jumping, Freeride skiing, and Luge.

While summertime fun is always a favorite at Jordanelle, the park still has much to offer during the winter months. The main and PWC boat ramps at Hailstone are plowed during winter months until the ice forms on the reservoir.

So what's standing between you and a great ice fishing experience in Utah this winter? Maybe only one thing: Knowing which waters to fish. Fortunately, many waters in Utah provide good ice fishing year after year.

he United States Ski & Snowboard Association, the Utah Olympic Park, and FLY Freestyle welcome members of the Federation Internationale de Ski to Utah Olympic Park

Conservation officers with the Division of Wildlife Resources are conducting massive patrols on ranges on which deer congregate in the winter. They're conducting the patrols with one goal in mind: to protect Utah's mule deer from poachers.

On Nov. 25, about 200 elk were near the meadow at the Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area. In the evenings, the bulls in the group were bugling.

The Homestead Christmas market is on December 4-5. Christmas at the Homestead is December 7-12.

One sportsman permit is offered for each species: Desert bighorn ram, Rocky Mountain bighorn ram, buck deer, buck pronghorn, bull elk, bull moose, hunter's choice bison and Rocky Mountain goat.

Why is trout fishing so good in the fall? Trout usually become more active then. And that creates opportunities for some excellent, fast fishing.

Main Street's traffic instantly confirms Moab's reputation as one of the best adventure towns in America, if not the world.

The Roundup will take place October 23-24, 2015. The Working of the Bison in the corrals will take place October 29-31, 2015. The public is welcome to watch both of these events.

Oct. 10, 11 or 12 might be the best time this fall to take a young person pheasant or quail hunting in Utah. The state will host its annual youth pheasant and quail hunt on those days.

Friday, October 23rd will be to move bison from the southern portion of the island to handling facilities on the north end of the island. On Saturday, any bison left on the range will be moved to the handling facilities.

The number of ducks counted on North American breeding grounds this past spring was the highest in 60 years. That's great news for Utah's hunters: it means more ducks than ever will migrate though Utah this fall.

During a recent helicopter survey over central Tooele County, wildlife biologists saw something they've seen only twice in 20 years: more than 100 chukar partridge per square mile.

The purpose of the Utah Cougar Management Plan is to direct the management of cougars in accordance with the mission of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources through 2025

Based on data collected from hunters and trappers, cougars and bobcats are doing well in Utah. Because the populations are doing well, the Utah Wildlife Board approved hunting and trapping rules that are similar to last season.

The DWR will hold the free events across Utah over the next few weeks. And the events aren't just for beginners; veteran hunters can learn some things too.

Permits for Utah's general archery elk hunt are not limited in number. You can get one anytime between now and the end of the extended archery elk hunt on Dec. 15.

These ranges are open to the public. However, ranges may be reserved, so make sure to check the calendar before you visit.

Tips for a safe archery hunt

Fri, 07 Aug 2015

Kirk Smith, Hunter Education coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says every year, he receives reports of archery hunters injuring themselves.

This year in order to honor the many veterans and active military in Utah, State Parks and Recreation is hosting a Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 15, 2015

The number of cougars and bobcats taken during Utah's upcoming hunting and trapping seasons should be similar to the number taken this past season. Starting July 22, cougar and furbearer recommendations should be available online.

Utah's Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook for the 2015-2016 hunting season is now available.

More than 29,000 permits to hunt bull elk with a rifle or muzzleloader in Utah will go on sale at 8 a.m. on July 14. General archery elk permits will also go on sale July 14.

The free event will be held July 11 on the Dam Peninsula, next to the visitor center parking lot, at Flaming Gorge Dam in northeastern Utah. Viewing runs from 9 a.m. to noon.

Starting July 8, the Division of Wildlife Resources will accept applications for this fall's sage grouse, sharp-tailed grouse and sandhill crane hunts.

Youth guided waterfowl hunt

Fri, 26 Jun 2015

If you're a young person, and you're interested in hunting ducks and geese ? but you have little or no experience ? Widow Maker Boats, the Utah Conservation Officers Association and Wasatch Widgeons have a deal for you

Rattlesnake safety tips

Tue, 23 Jun 2015

Eight rattlesnake subspecies live in Utah. The most common is the Great Basin rattlesnake, which is found across the state.

If you find a deer fawn or an elk calf, the best thing to do is keep your distance and leave the animal right where you found it.

Attend Utah's Blue Ribbon Fisheries Floating and Fishing seminar on June 18.

A free wildlife viewing event on June 13 is your best chance to see the sheep.

Gary Herbert declared June as Utah Great Outdoors Month to celebrate Utah?s outdoor recreation industry and encourage Utahns to explore what makes life in Utah what we call, Life Elevated.

You can learn how to shoot guns, catch fish in a fishing pond and ride all-terrain vehicles at Outdoor Adventure Days. And it won't cost you a dime. The event is free.

Check out all the great activities at Bear Lake State Park on June 6th.

Fish for free on June 6

Tue, 26 May 2015

If you want to give fishing a try ? but you don't have a fishing license ? make plans to grab a fishing pole and head to your nearest fishing water on June 6.

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox will join us for the dedication of the new mountain bike trail at Goblin Valley. Come join us for a ride on the newly built trail system.

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