Thursday, May 28, 2020

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    Hunting, Fishing

    Spring turkey hunt ends May 31; wildlife officials optimistic about bird numbers

    While COVID-19 has canceled many events, Utah’s spring turkey hunts are about to get underway and provide a great way to social distance while enjoying the outdoors, according to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley.

    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.

    Feds commit millions to support big game in the West

    Grants benefit elk, deer, pronghorn in 11 states A pronghorn grazes on Antelope Island. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

    No social distancing here

    It’s turkey mating season and life goes on. Merriam turkeys were established in the Castleton area about a dozen years ago, according to Rory Tyler. The Merriam is one of two subspecies of wild turkeys found in Utah.

    Wildlife migrations in full swing

    Spring is here, which means wildlife migrations are in full swing. Bird-watching is a great opportunity to enjoy wildlife — and it’s an activity you can do right from the comfort of your own home while you are social distancing!

    DWR seeks tips on two deer poached near Price, Helper

    The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is seeking information from the public after two doe deer were illegally killed in Carbon County.

    East Carbon man charged with poaching 19-inch buck deer

    An East Carbon man was recently charged in connection with the illegal killing of a 19-inch buck deer. Jesse...

    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...

    DWR proposes decrease in general-season deer, antlerless permits for 2020 hunts

    This mule deer buck is grazing on grass. The state is proposing a decrease in hunting permits this year. Photo courtesy...

    DWR announces new online options for hunter education field day, course registration

    Earn your hunter education badge online. In order to allow people to still complete hunter education at this time, the DWR is temporarily allowing the field day exercise to be completed without live fire.

    DWR shooting ranges are closed due to coronavirus

    Photo courtesy of DWR The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ two public shooting ranges closed Friday, April 3,...

    DWR launches new website highlighting wildlife real-time tracking across Utah

    The collar on this ram will allow personnel with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to track the animal’s migratory habits,...

    Federal effort underway to conserve American bison

    Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt in a statement last week said the Bison Conservation Initiative was launched in a new effort to coordinate conservation strategies and approaches for the wild American Bison over the next 10 years.

    A look at how DWR, other agencies help Utah’s razorback suckers survive

    There are currently 18 wildlife species in Utah on the federal endangered species list, with 10 listed as endangered and eight listed as threatened.

    Feds commit millions to support big game in the West

    Grants benefit elk, deer, pronghorn in 11 states A pronghorn grazes on Antelope Island. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

    Spring turkey hunt ends May 31; wildlife officials optimistic about bird numbers

    While COVID-19 has canceled many events, Utah’s spring turkey hunts are about to get underway and provide a great way to social distance while enjoying the outdoors, according to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley.

    Bug flow experiment underway at Glen Canyon Dam

    From May 1 through Aug. 31, the Department of the Interior will conduct a Macroinvertebrate Production Flow at Glen Canyon Dam. This...