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The western United States is home to North America?s largest native grouse, the greater sagegrouse. As its name implies, this bird depends upon sagebrush. Its nesting sites, daily diet and breeding behaviors?nearly all aspects of its life?are heavily intertwined with sagebrush habitat.

Two Salt Lake County residents appeared in Third District Court on February 24, 2012, for sentencing in connection with a July 2010 poaching incident. One individual pleaded guilty to a single count of Wanton Destruction of Protected Wildlife.

2012 History Camp for Kids

Mon, 05 Mar 2012

History camp is a fun-filled educational experience about how soldiers lived during the Utah and Civil Wars ? at home, in the camp and on the battlefield ? and how the Wars changed lives. Camps are held June through August.

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 $1,500 in cash and gift certificates! *No taxpayer money is used for prizes.

On Feb. 15, Zane Nielsen of Pleasant Grove pulled a new catch-and-release record tiger trout through a hole in the ice at Scofield. Before releasing the behemoth, Nielsen measured the fish at 27 inches. Zane didn't have a scale in his tackle box, but he says the fish probably weighed between 8 and 9 pounds.

Excitement, grace and drama filled the air as over 1,000 wild tundra swans winged their way to Rainbow Pond. We sat still in reverence, not wanting to miss a single move or sound.

ast week?after a day of fishing at Scofield Reservoir in central Utah?an excited Trent Peery dropped by the Division of Wildlife Resources' office in Springville. A resident of Santaquin, Peery stopped by the office to ask fisheries biologists to measure a gigantic tiger trout he caught earlier that day.

Before you apply for a general deer hunting permit, make sure to visit the Prepare for the 2012 deer hunt Web page. The Web page has information that will help you decide which of Utah's 30 new deer hunting units to apply for.

After transporting the birds from South Dakota, the Division of Wildlife Resources released 24 of the birds on the north side of the La Sal Mountains. The remaining 48 turkeys found a new home on Elk Ridge.

See what anglers are reporting from the Provo River, Strawberry Reservoir, Yuba Lake, and other central Utah fisheries.

Admire the changing colors of early evening on this 1.5-mile, round trip hike and ?preserve the moment? through sketching. 5:00-6:30 p.m., Fri., February 17

If you like to hunt deer in northern Utah, you're encouraged to do one of two things: Attend an open house on Feb. 13 or send your comments to an email address.

This race features incredible scenery in Sand Hollow State Park, including beautiful views of Pine Valley Mountain and the Sand Dunes.

Predator Management in Utah

Wed, 08 Feb 2012

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) recognizes that predator management is a legitimate wildlife-management tool that must be available to DWR personnel when needed. The DWR also recognizes that although predator management can be controversial, it is important to effectively manage both predator and prey populations

During past hunts, landowners in the Delta area have had some difficult encounters with spring snow goose hunters. Some of these encounters have even resulted in damage to personal property.

in Midway, Utah in July 9 through July 14, 2012. This championship is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association and is the first national golf championship to he held in Utah.

Currently, there are three paved trails around the lake, albeit disconnected ones. There?s a trail near the Provo Boat Harbor called Skipper Bay Trail, which also connects to the Provo River Trail...

To put together our recommendations for the Wildlife Board, we will be holding open houses at different locations across the state during the month of February.

Starvation State Park hosts its first annual ice fishing tournament Saturday, February 11. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Rabbit Gulch Campground and the tournament is held from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Feb. 11, 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.

Utah's diverse environment has helped build many outdoor business clusters. The ski industry has spawned great ski companies including Goode, Voile, Black Diamond, 4FRNT, Bluehouse and DPS.

Park officials will begin burning piles of dead vegetation in several locations throughout Arches and Canyonlands National Parks over the next several weeks as conditions allow.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced more than $44 million in Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) funding is now available for several natural disasters that have occurred in Utah over the past 13 months ? primarily from December 2010 flash flooding in southern Utah and from record snowpack flooding last spring in northern and central Utah.

Starvation State Park hosts an ice fishing tournament Saturday, February 11. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. and the tournament starts at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for youth 16 and younger.

Somewhere, a fish is biting. And since a fish has always gotta eat, it?s just as true in the winter as it is in the summer. Which is why people ice fish, even if it?s less predictable than already unpredictable fish. ?You can?t plan on ice fishing, especially on lakes like Utah Lake that have such immense exposure,? says avid angler Dan Potts.

A chance is coming up to see more than 100 species of birds in southern Utah's red rock country. The St. George Winter Bird Festival will be held Jan. 26?28, 2012.

The new opportunities have been made possible through a new bear management plan the Utah Wildlife Board approved in 2011. John Shivik, mammals coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says the plan is giving more people a chance to hunt bears in Utah.

In response to the burbot threat, the Green River, Rock Springs, Vernal and Flaming Gorge chambers of commerce have joined forces to promote the Burbot Bash, a four-day fishing derby to be held Jan. 25?28.

Group applications allow you and your friends and family to apply together. A group application makes it possible for every member of the group to obtain a permit. If the application is not successful, however, then no one in the group will obtain a permit.

Wasatch Mountain State Park is looking for campground hosts, ATV enthusiasts preferred. This position is located at the Little Deer Creek Campground, eight miles west of Midway, Utah. It is accessible by dirt road only, in a beautiful mountain campground with 17 campsites.

The Walk-in-Access (WIA) program provides opportunity for sportsmen and incentives for landowners. Depending on the property and agreement with the DWR, the public may hunt, fish or trap on the property.

With the continued mild temperatures and low snowfall at Dinosaur National Monument, the monument has decided to keep the Harpers Corner Road open past the traditional January 1 closing date," announced Superintendent Mary Risser. "The road will remain open until we have a forecast of a significant snowfall."

Ice fishing: Basic equipment

Tue, 03 Jan 2012

Catching fish through the ice doesn't require a lot of fancy equipment. A short fishing rod and reel, a few hooks and a package of worms are about all you need.

This winter, Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers and members of sportsman's groups are carrying out the largest winter range patrols ever conducted in the state.

Break in your New Year with a guided hike along the canyon rim at Dead Horse Point State Park. This 3 mile round trip hike leads to one of the most beautiful views in all of Utah.

See what's being done to combat poaching and other natural resource violations.

This National Scenic Byway runs through some of the best dinosaur country in the world! Paleontologists have been coming here for over a hundred years to look for dinosaurs and are still making new discoveries.

Hunter education courses are now available around the state for the new year! The Utah Hunter Education program helps you learn essential safety skills and develop practical techniques useful for hunting.

The Bureau of Land Management, West Desert District is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the party responsible for illegally dumping over 70 tires on public lands near Five Mile Pass Recreation Area in Tooele County.

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