Monday, May 25, 2020

Moab, UT

62.6 F

    Big Game

    DWR proposes changes to upland game hunting season dates

    The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has made serious changes to hunting and boating regulations.

    Utah wildlife board OKs decrease in deer hunts

    The Utah Wildlife Board approved a decrease in the number of general-season permits for the 2020 deer hunt during an April 29 virtual board meeting, according to a statement form the board.

    Idaho woman charged with alleged illegal killing of elk

    An Idaho woman was recently charged in connection with the illegal killing of a trophy bull elk in northern Utah. Crystal Alsbury, 35, of Rigby, was charged in Summit County’s 3rd District Court with wanton destruction of protected wildlife, a third-degree felony...

    6 bull elk poached in Park City area

    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officers are seeking information after six mature bull elk were shot and killed...

    Big game hunt application period opens today

    The application period for Utah’s big game hunts is opening soon, so if you’re interested in getting your own locally-harvested deer or elk meat this fall, be sure to take note of the dates.

    More wildlife highway crossings, fences installed in Utah

    A deer uses a culvert designed to provide safe passage under a heavily traveled road, one of five crossing installed in...

    DWR moves 50 bighorn sheep from Nevada to Utah

    This is one of 51 bighorn sheep moved from Nevada to Utah’s Mineral Mountains near Beaver. Photo courtesy of Utah Division...

    State board approves plan to up bighorn sheep populations

    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.

    State seeks input on permits for cougar, bobcat hunts

    The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is recommending that slightly more cougar permits be issued and slightly fewer bobcat permits be issued for the 2019-20 hunts, and is asking for the public’s feedback, according to spokesperson Faith Jolley.

    Antlerless big game permit applications open soon

    A cow elk poses for a photographer. Antlerless big game permits will be issued soon.Photo by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    DWR: Despite harsh winter, deer survival is good statewide

    A mule deer fawn experiences its first winter in this photo by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

    DWR announces 2019 big game hunts

    A mule deer is photographed in northern Utah. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recommends expanding the number of big game...

    Gas prices creep up as holiday dawns

    The national average price of gasoline has risen 2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.86 per gallon Monday.

    Nominees sought for Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council

    It will focus on endangered species protection, invasive species management, poaching and wildlife trafficking prevention, and nonlethal solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, according to a press release from the department.

    Obituary: Michael Arehart, 1950-2020

    On Nov. 21, 1973, he married his wife of 47 years, Ann Sparks of Nephi, Utah, in the Manti Temple. To this union came four children, Teresa “Tee,” Mindee, Trevor and Monica.

    Obituary: Richard Fullam III, 1952-2020

    Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 24, 1952 to Richard J. Jr. and Dorothea A. Baetz Fullam.