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DWR lists best waters to fish with your family this spring

DWR hosts annual Loon Watch

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

You can learn more about this unique bird on April 21 at the Division of Wildlife Resources' annual Loon Watch.

Four experienced kokanee salmon anglers, including Randy Oplinger, sport fisheries coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, will present the seminar.

The free event on April 5 will be held in conjunction with owl surveys in south-central Utah. The event in Emery County will start at the Desert Lake Waterfowl Management Area east of Elmo and conclude in Huntington Canyon.

Volunteers installed signs along the trail that included a multitude of information about the trail.

Boating accidents can be avoided by following Utah?s boating laws and rules.

Learn how to hunt turkeys

Mon, 05 Mar 2018

If you've ever wanted to hunt wild turkeys but you don't know the basics, here's an opportunity you won't want to miss.

Both tundra swans and trumpeter swans, which are more rarely seen, stop in Utah's wetlands for critically needed rest and refueling during their annual spring migration.

If you want to hunt big game animals in Utah this fall, the clock is ticking. Applications for hunting permits are due no later than 11 p.m. on March 1.

It?s 2018, and Utah?s OHV volunteers took to a popular trail earlier this month to bring in the new year.

It's a sight you have to see to believe: thousands of snow and Ross' geese lifting off Gunnison Bend Reservoir amid honks and the beating of wings.

If you'd like to hunt bears during the spring, summer or fall seasons, the time to apply for a permit is here. You can apply starting Feb. 5

They've had success catching rainbow and cutthroat trout using white/chartreuse jigs tipped with chub meat or wax worms.

Applications will be accepted starting Jan. 25. Your application must be received through, no later than 11 p.m. on March 1

This briefing addresses the current weather and it's effects on Utah's hydrology. We'll look at weather, precipitation, snowpack, water supply and drought.

3rd Annual Winter Festival is on Jan 20th from 10am-2pm.

Plenty of room to ice fish

Tue, 26 Dec 2017

If you're looking for some space this winter, several waters ? including two in south-central Utah and two in northeastern Utah ? have lots of room to fish. And two of them are surrounded by spectacular scenery.

If you'd like to hunt wild turkeys on limited-entry units in Utah next spring, you need to submit your application soon.

The U.S. will send a maximum of 12 athletes as part of the short-track Olympic squad

You can make fishing better ? and provide a healthy and tasty meal for your family and friends ? by keeping your limit of lake trout at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

While National Public Lands Day has since passed us by, we are still getting word of some amazing volunteer projects that were completed.

Black bears are doing extremely well in Utah: in less than 20 years, the number of bears has almost tripled.

To apply for a sportsman permit for the 2018 season, you must submit your application no later than 11 p.m. on Nov. 15.

Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are recommending new and innovative approaches that would reduce hunter crowding during Utah's 2018 general rifle buck deer hunt.

10K pheasants to be released

Beautiful fall colors, good numbers of deer await hunters

Attendees will be guided by park staff through the mountain trails on OHV tour of the best leaf views in the area.

Biologists aren't certain why this happens, but chukars in the West follow a population cycle that lasts about nine to 10 years. The population remains relatively stable for about eight years.

What are Moqui Marbles?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

Moqui marbles are small, brownish-black balls composed of iron oxide and sandstone that formed underground when iron minerals precipitated from flowing groundwater.

Price clinic is set for September 30, 2017.

During the 2016?2017 season, hunters were allowed to take 531 cougars. During the upcoming season, hunters can take 581.

You can see hundreds of bright red salmon ? and possibly other wildlife, too ? at the annual Kokanee Salmon Viewing Day.

You can make fishing better at Starvation Reservoir by keeping the small walleye you catch.

Except in a couple of areas in northern and northeastern Utah, plenty of buck deer will be available when the state's general archery buck deer hunt starts Aug. 19.

Starting Aug. 1, you can enjoy a free day of shooting at either of the DWR's two shooting ranges. To qualify, just bring the sales receipt for your firearm or bow to either range within 30 days of purchase.

As Utah swelters under the summer sun, a cool reminder that fall isn't that far away is waiting for you on the Division of Wildlife Website.

Catching one of the big trout in Panguitch Lake makes a trip to the high-mountain lake more than worth it. But, starting July 22, you might receive even more.

Qualifying to hunt most game bird species in Utah is simple: buy a combination or small game license, and head afield.

The park will remain open until 9:30pm, allowing you to launch your boats and paddle around under the glow of the full moon.

Learn about the mighty giants that roamed the ancient landscape of Moab! On two days, park staff and guest speakers will be highlighting the ancient lifeforms that wandered this landscape.

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