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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.

Digging in the dirt does not sound like a glamorous job, but it caught the attention of the cable television network?s Discovery Channel. The show, DIRTY JOBS recently went on a dinosaur dig with some paleontologists from the Utah Geological Survey (UGS). The show is set to air on Tuesday, December 20.

Geocaching on Snowshoes

Fri, 09 Dec 2011

Geocaching and snowshoeing is a great way to get the family outside for some exercise. Learn to snowshoe and geocache all at the same time! Bring your own equipment or snowshoes are available for $5.00/pair. Jan. 7, 2012

You and your family can participate in several outdoor activities at this year's Elk Festival. You might even have a chance to take a horse-drawn wagon or sleigh ride through the middle of a bunch of wild elk!

Tate worked hard, had a huge heart and was loved by many. He will be remembered for his contagious laugh and his hugs. He will be missed by his family, the TN Cowboys and Crew, fellow cattlemen and numerous friends.

Rockport State Park is working with local businesses to host the first annual Rafter B Fish Challenge. It's easy to play, just go fish! No registration is needed.

Looking for that perfect gift for the angler or hunter on your Christmas list? If so, a Utah fishing or hunting license might be the answer. These licenses make great Christmas gifts. And they're easy to buy.

Our Utah Fishing Guidebook contains rules, regulations, dates, limits and other essential information. If you plan to fish in Utah, you should read the guidebook.

First Day Hikes

Mon, 28 Nov 2011

Looking for a fun and healthy way to welcome in the New Year?! On January 1, 2012 participating Utah state parks offer free guided hikes as part of the America's State Parks First Day Hike Program.

Utah's Deer Hunt in 2012

Wed, 23 Nov 2011

Starting in 2012, Utah's general-season deer hunt will take place in 30 units instead of five regions. If you've always hunted a particular area in the Central Region?or any of the other regions?you'll need to look at the online map to determine which of the 30 units contains that area.

A new bear management plan is making the new opportunities possible. The Utah Wildlife Board approved the plan earlier this year.

Join park staff for a two-mile, round-trip hike and the chance to explore the unique formations of a lava tube!1:00- 2:30 p.m., Sat., November 26 All listed events are free and open to the public.

The cliff-edged corridor along the Green River is a great place to find wild sheep. Rams are wrapping up the last few weeks of the annual breeding season, known as the rut. It's the time of year when rams of equal size engage in head-butting, sparring and kicking to determine which rams will breed the females.

This is the first edition of what is expected to be a quarterly newsletter. Get the scoop on all the 2012 happenings at the park.

Download the 2011?12 guidebook for important information on the regulations concerning hunting and pursuing cougars in Utah.

The San Rafael River is one of the most perturbed ecosystems in the state and is currently on the 303D list of degraded waters due to high concentrations of total dissolved solids.

Mule deer breed from early November through early December. That's why Brent Stettler has chosen Nov. 19 as the day to hold his first mule deer watch in southeastern Utah.

Jason Jones counted 22,702 swans during a flight over the marshes on Nov. 2, 2011. That's more than triple the 7,084 he counted during a survey on Oct. 25.

The geologic history of Bryce Canyon National Park is rich and complex. Many processes and events have interacted over vast amounts of time to create and continually alter this unique landscape.

Mill Creek Canyon is located off 3800 South and Wasatch Boulevard east of Salt Lake City, Utah. A groomed ski trail begins 5 miles up the canyon where the winter gate at Maple Grove Picnic Area is closed. The yurt is located at the Upper Big Water Trailhead at the end of the ski trail, approximately 4.5 miles from the Maple Grove winter gate.

The holiday season is coming, and for many, cutting their own tree on the national forest is a long-standing family tradition. Weather conditions in the mountains are unpredictable so always be prepared for winter weather.

Cushing says the no limit and catch-and-kill regulations are just the first of many ideas DWR biologists are discussing to fight illegal fish stocking in Utah. "This month," he says, "we'll discuss which ideas we might want to implement next."

A certificate of registration is required for propagating any native amphibian or reptile collected in Utah and classified as controlled for propagation, except as otherwise provided by the Wildlife Board.

The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to improving the quality of public lands and the communities surrounding them through partnership projects, service, and education. The UCC is primarily funded through an AmeriCorps grant from the Utah Commission on Volunteers and generates other needed revenue through partnership projects.

With the fall hunts in full swing, officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are asking for the public's assistance in solving three Sevier County poaching cases. These incidents are particularly egregious because the animals were shot and left to waste in each instance

Approved by the Utah Wildlife Board in December 2010, the changes are the biggest deer hunting changes seen in the state in almost 20 years.

In a federal press release issued on Friday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar identified the Jordan River Parkway and the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge as two projects representing what states believe are best investments in the nation to support a healthy, active population, conserve wildlife and working lands, and create travel, tourism and outdoor-recreation jobs across the country.

25th Annual Bison Roundup

Mon, 24 Oct 2011

Volunteer wranglers will saddle-up and move the park's herd of 600 free-roaming bison from the southern tip of the Island to the bison corrals on the northern end of the island.

When the state's pheasant and quail hunts open on Nov. 5, don't be surprised if you see some younger birds. Pheasants and quail nest in April and May.

Catfish are hard to come by in southwest Utah, so Parowan Pond is very popular and experiences a high amount of pressure in the summer. A small nature center is also located at the pond.

Only Utah residents may apply for sportsman permits. One sportsman permit is offered for each of the following species: Desert bighorn ram, Rocky Mountain bighorn ram, buck deer, buck pronghorn, bull elk, bull moose, hunter's choice bison and hunter's choice Rocky Mountain goat.

A must-have calendar featuring scenic photographs highlighting Utah's geologic diversity. The photographs were taken by UGS employees who are often on assignment in some of the state?s most interesting and unique locations.

Fivemile Pass is a popular OHV play area where many people also come to camp out, especially on holiday weekends. There is a large parking area for day users and many dirt roads for exploring, camping, etc.

Halloween Park- Pelican Group Area is full of spooky activities including Monster Laser Tag, hay jump, hay rides, sandbox for kids, hay maze, free pumpkins for the kids, spook alley, and Halloween light display. Activity hours are 4 to 10 p.m., and 7 to 10 p.m., for the light display. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for children.

Ride freely across sand dunes, unending trails, and enjoy a 700-foot mountain of sand. Come and enjoy the unusual white sand while playing, sun bathing and castle building. Discover Little Sahara...

Fall fishing on Boulder Mountain is one of the best times of the year to fish for the colorful Colorado River cutthroat and Brook trout. The state record brook trout was caught on Boulder Mountain. Does a fish that will best the record exist? Maybe, but it might be tiger trout. Colorado River cutthroat, rainbow and Arctic grayling that are also found on this high-mountain fishery in Southern Utah.

Every fall, biologists from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources search the slower waters of the Green River and some of its tributaries like the White River for young-of-the-year fish.

Total Records Found: 816

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