The 10-year statewide management plan for bighorn sheep in Utah was approved in November 2018, and on Oct. 3 the Utah Wildlife Board approved plans for each of the specific regions in Utah that have bighorn sheep populations, according to Faith Jolley of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
The deer that was shot on public land ran onto private property and then died.
When people think of October, images of fall colors, Halloween decor and pumpkin patches typically enter their minds. However, this month also has some really hot fishing in Utah, and because there are fewer people on the water, it’s a perfect time to take the whole family, according to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley.
The Bureau of Land Management’s Price Field Office started wild horse gather operations to remove excess wild horses from within and outside of the Range Creek Herd Management Area in Carbon County Thursday, Sept. 26 and those efforts are expected to last approximately eight days, according to spokesperson Lisa Reid.
“It’s a quiet, still morning as you sit near the edge of a lake in your blind. You hear some birds in the distance and turn your head to see several ducks flying in toward you. Your heartbeat quickens, and you slowly raise your shotgun. Waterfowl hunting season is finally here,” wrote Faith Jolley in an email regarding the upcoming waterfowl season.
The Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office announced last week that it will conduct a wild horse gather within and outside the Range Creek Herd Management Area beginning in September. The BLM plans to gather an estimated 200 wild horses due to declining rangeland health and overpopulation of wild horses and to curb their movement onto private lands.
As expected, the Utah Wildlife Board approved slightly more cougar permits and slightly fewer bobcat permits for the 2019-20 hunts during the board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 22, according to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley.
If you didn’t draw out for any of the big game hunt drawings, but would still like the opportunity to hunt this fall, you still can, according to state wildlife officials. The majority of the upland game hunts in Utah are free and open to anyone with a Utah hunting license. “So whether it’s a long-standing tradition, or you are wanting to harvest a new species like chukar or grouse, here are a few things you should know that will help you have success,” said a press release from the Division of Wildlife Resources.
The Division of Wildlife Resources reports good fishing throughout southeastern Utah.
Several Utah elk and deer archery hunts begin on Saturday, Aug. 17. Here’s what hunters should expect for the upcoming hunts and some tips to help them be successful, according to a press release from the Division of Wildlife Resources.
Several Utah archery hunts for bull elk and buck mule deer begin Aug. 17. There are several ways archers can prepare for the hunt and stay safe while out in the field, according to a press release from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
The Division of Wildlife Resources will host a free firearms seminar on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Green River from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.