The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recently hosted an event near Ken’s Lake that allowed members of the public to watch biologists at work as they captured, studied and released local bats. This short video shows more about the process.
Moab locals recently got an opportunity to watch wildlife biologists catch, study and release local bats as part of an effort to keep tabs on the local bat population and its health.
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.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials said Tuesday morning that they located and killed the black bear that bit a boy on the head on Friday, Aug. 9 near Dewey. Division officials said they located the bear within a mile of the original incident later the same day.
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.
Those who want to hunt in Utah this fall must have completed the Utah Hunter Education Program prior to hunting. If you’ve never taken it, rest assured that it isn’t too late; but don’t put it off because classes fill up quickly, said Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley.
During the recent annual Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies conference held in Manhattan, Kansas, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Director Mike Fowlks was voted as the president of the organization, according to DWR spokesperson Faith Jolley.
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.
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.
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: