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Several large wildlife conservation and habitat projects have been funded after more than $3.1 million was committed to projects during the annual conservation permit project funding meeting held on April 1.

The DWR manages deer, elk and other wildlife in accordance with approved management plans in order to help maintain healthy wildlife populations across the state.

With many people flooding to the outdoors for recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic, Utah State Parks and other land management agencies saw a significant increase in their number of visitors.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will be hosting a free mountain goat viewing event on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Upper Stillwater Dam

A salmonella outbreak has caused the deaths of numerous songbirds in Washington, Oregon and Idaho over the last few months

"Swans are graceful, beautiful birds," said Mark Hadley, regional outreach manager for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. "And you'll have no problem spotting them: they're huge and almost pure white in color.

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

February is the best time of the year to see one of America's most iconic birds. Bald eagles fly to Utah in the winter to find food and escape colder conditions farther north.

Visiting the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Wildlife Education Center and the nature trails is free.

If you're interested in getting your own locally-harvested deer or elk meat this fall, be sure to take note of the dates.

Almost 53 acres of private property in southwestern Utah vital habitat for the Mojave desert tortoise were acquired recently through the combined efforts of several agencies and organizations.

The practice of stocking fish in the Beehive State goes back more than a century, as fish were first formally stocked in Utah in 1871

In Utah, many wetlands have changes in their hydroperiod driven by irrigation practices, with reduced water levels in the summer due to nearby groundwater pumping

Beginning January 1, 2021, Utah State Parks will be increasing the annual pass price from $75 to $100 for Utah residents; and from $35 to $50 for senior Utah residents who are 65 years-of-age and older.

Winter and early spring are the toughest and most critical times of the year for big game animals, especially deer.

Along with ice fishing, Utah also offers several hunts during the winter months. Hunts for cottontail rabbit, chukar partridge and snowshoe hare run through most of the winter.

To be included in the permit drawing, you must submit your application before 11 p.m. on Dec. 28.

Utah's growing population and expanding developments have increased the number of wildlife encounters across the state in recent years.

"This summer, we saw outdoor recreation welcome many new users, and we expect that same trend to carry into the winter," said Pitt Grewe, director of the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation.

Utah's general pheasant hunting season runs from Nov. 7 to Dec. 6. The number of pheasants and where they can be found will depend on where you are hunting in Utah.

In recent years, the general-season any-bull elk permits have been limited to 15,000 statewide.

During the fall and winter months, there is an increase in wildlife along the roadways, primarily due to big game animals migrating to lower elevations in search of feed

Staying Safe in Cold Water

Tue, 20 Oct 2020

Autumn is here, and along with the changing leaves comes changing water temperatures.

The Utah Wildlife Board approved a few changes to some of Utah's fishing regulations, along with a few other rule amendments during Thursday's virtual public meeting.

Just like you'd never fly a plane without getting some training and doing a lot of preparation, you shouldn't go fishing or hunting without making sure you know the laws.

With the exception of swans (which require a permit from the hunt drawing that ended July 16), the rest of the waterfowl hunts in Utah are open to anyone with a Utah hunting license.

In September and October, kokanee salmon - which are a shade of silver most of the year - change to a bright red prior to traveling up rivers and streams to spawn.

A fun fishing challenge for anglers of all skill levels

The Utah Wildlife Board approved a few changes to the 2020-21 cougar and bobcat hunting seasons, as well as a few other items during Thursday's virtual meeting.

The DWR conducted surveys during the spring of 2020 to get feedback from anglers across the state on these proposed changes.

The Roundup is essential to the health and wellbeing of both Antelope Island?s wildlife, as well as the island itself.

Normally a three-day event, the 2020 Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit will be a one-day event held at the Utah Valley Convention Center.

The daily limit for all trout species at Nine Mile Reservoir was removed Aug. 10, allowing anglers to catch and keep as many of the fish as they want during maintenance work at the reservoir.

The deep blue sky overhead, the swirling river against the boat's hull, and the shouts of excitement when we find another fish ? they're all part of a larger quest.

Capitol Reef National Park is defined by The Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile wrinkle in the Earth's crust

Summer is the perfect time to head outdoors, but more people camping, hiking and biking on public lands means more people who have to "go" in places without bathroom facilities.

As with each wildlife species in Utah, cougars are managed according to guidelines established in a management plan, which includes regulated hunting.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year, the remaining big game permits and all over-the-counter permits will only be sold online on the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website.

There are 13 lakes along the 42-mile stretch of Mirror Lake Highway in the Uinta Mountains, as well as hundreds of other lakes scattered throughout the Uintas, and approximately 80 lakes and reservoirs on Boulder Mountain

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

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