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Ice off is a great time to catch wipers at Willard Bay. Photo by Phil Douglass, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Spring Fishing Is Almost Here in Utah

OGDEN — As the weather gets warmer, hungry fish in northern Utah, trapped under a layer of ice all winter long, are getting more active. And so are anglers. They’re getting their fishing gear ready to fish open water during that magical, early-spring period called ice off. Best waters to…


Bighorns Fly to Desolation Canyon in Utah

In mid-January, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources net-gunned 40 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in east-central Utah and took them for the ride of their lives. Hobbled and bagged, each animal was clipped one-by-one onto a long cable, dangling from a helicopter. After a maximum of five had been safely…


More Spike Bull Elk Hunting Permits in Utah

The Wildlife Board also approved a major archery deer hunting change. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s elk herds will get some much-needed help in 2009. On Dec. 4, the Utah Wildlife Board approved spike elk hunting changes for next season. The changes should open room in the herds for more…


Want to Join the Utah Dedicated Hunter Program?

Applications start Dec. 29 and must be received no later than Jan. 12. SALT LAKE CITY — If you want to join Utah’s Dedicated Hunter Program, Dec. 29 is an important day. Dec. 29 is the first day you can submit your application to join the program in 2009. But…


Swans Stopping In Utah

More than 28,000 counted on Nov. 3 If you drew a permit to hunt tundra swans in Utah, you may want to grab your gun and head to the marsh. Tom Aldrich counted 28,271 swans in marshes along the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake during a survey flown…


Tips To Get Prepared For This Year’s Rifle Buck Deer Hunt

Deer hunters are eagerly awaiting the beginning of Utah’s general rifle buck deer hunt on Oct. 18. Getting prepared now, by gathering materials and gaining knowledge, are some of the keys to having a safe hunt. And while taking a deer is usually the highlight of any deer hunt, remember…


Three Utah Waters Might Have Quagga or Zebra Mussels

Each of these waters is in northeastern Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists have been hunting for quagga and zebra mussels this summer. They’ve gathered water samples from 42 waters in Utah. Those samples have been given to a Bureau of Reclamation lab in Denver, and test results are starting…


Dusky (blue) Grouse Range Expanded to Mogollon Rim by Arizona Game and Fish

Chicken-sized bird offers upland hunters and bird-watchers a unique opportunity PHOENIX —  The dusky “blue” grouse’s population and range are increasing in Arizona due to recent translocation efforts by the Arizona Game and Fish Department to offer upland hunters, bird watchers, and outdoor recreationists another area to enjoy this unique…


Bison Return to the Book Cliffs

14 bison reintroduced to eastern Utah Book Cliffs As 14 bison ran for freedom, there were plenty of smiles on the faces of those who watched. After a long absence, bison are roaming on public lands in the Book Cliffs in eastern Utah. This Aug. 30 reintroduction, plus another 30…


Youth Chukar Hunt Was a Hoot in Utah

Five hunts held on Sep. 6 Nearly 20 youngsters enjoyed hunting chukars recently at the Gordon Creek Wildlife Management Area west of Price. The Gordon Creek WMA was one of five sites in Utah that hosted special youth chukar hunts on Sep. 6. Youngsters bag a few birds The Division…