Hunters who missed the application period for general-season bull elk and general-season buck deer permits and are still interested in hunting deer or elk this fall, the last chance to buy a permit begins this week, according to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley.
Although they recently finished training, two new Utah Division of Wildlife Resources K9 conservation officers are already hard at work. Last weekend, the officers successfully assisted other agencies with searches and also caught people illegally fishing, according to DWR spokesperson Faith Jolley.
The Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office seeks public comment on an environmental assessment analyzing a proposed wild horse gather, removal, and the use of contraception on horses in the Range Creek Herd Management Area, according to an email from the BLM.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office reported that around 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, a local man, Spencer W. Connolley, suffered fatal injuries in the landing zone for skydivers at Canyonlands Airport after a “fast and hard landing.” Connolley was 23.
The National Park Service and the International Dark-Sky Association have announced Arches National Park is an International Dark Sky Park, a place recognized for its quality night skies and a commitment to protecting and sharing natural darkness.
Summer is a great time for road trips. And if said road trip ends in a unique wildlife-viewing experience? Even better. Folks can see ospreys in the air and on top of their huge nests at a free Utah Division of Wildlife Resources event on Saturday, July 13.
Qualifying to hunt most bird species in Utah is simple: buy a combination or small game license and head afield. However, some bird species also require a special permit in addition to a hunting license, including band-tailed pigeon, tundra swan, sharp-tailed grouse, greater sage grouse, white-tailed ptarmigan, sandhill crane and turkey. According to a press release from the Division of Wildlife Resrouces, the permits for band-tailed pigeon and white-tailed ptarmigan are available for free starting July 30 on the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website or from any license agent. The permits for greater sage grouse, sandhill crane, swan and sharp-tailed grouse are available through the Utah hunt drawing. Individuals can apply for those permits until July 18.
Many lakes and ponds throughout Utah are not yet open to fishing due to the heavy snowfall that occurred last winter. But here are a few that are:
Law enforcement officers and technicians for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources had a busy Fourth of July weekend working to prevent invasive quagga mussels from spreading, according to a press release from the agency.
How is garden growing this July? It can be a challenge to keep it growing well as summer heats up. Utah State University Extension’s Gardener’s Almanac provides a checklist of tasks to help your garden, grass and plants grow well in July. Also included are links for tips and further information.
While bird species that nest in the eaves of buildings might seem like a nuisance, it’s unlawful to disturb nests that have eggs or baby birds, and you can be cited for doing so, according to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley.
Many Utahns have seen deer, jackrabbits and a variety of birds while recreating throughout Utah, but the Beehive State is home to a host of animals that you may not even know about. Here are five wildlife species that you may not have realized live in Utah.