Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Quagga mussels are an invasive aquatic mollusk that have spread across the United States, and are one of the most economically damaging invasive species in the country.

Utah Sees Record Year For Hunting, Fishing Licenses

Mar 31, 2021
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It was a record year in the state of Utah for fishing and hunting licenses.

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While winter may not seem like a prime time to see birds, February is an excellent month to view bald eagles in Utah. Aimee Van Tatenhove went birding over the weekend and reports on her experience. 

Conservationists Expand Utah Preserve To Save Mojave Desert Tortoise

Jan 21, 2021
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A public-private partnership has obtained a parcel of Utah wilderness to protect the critical habitat of the threatened Mojave Desert tortoise.

Winter In The Wild: How Animals Prepare

Dec 26, 2019
Red Fox in snow; Red Foxes are a Utah species that stays active during the winter. They hunt small animals that dwell in subnivean tunnels. According to Michelle Segars, a naturalist educator for Stokes Nature Center, you might just see this in action.
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The sound of a Utah juniper tree turning into woodchips is deafening. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is currently removing junipers and pinyon pines at 45 sites in the state using a "bullhog." The division said the treatment will allow more grasses, forbs and sagebrush to take over, thus helping wildlife. 

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The Henry mountains near Capitol Reef National Park are said to be the last mapped place of the continental United States. But today, the Henrys are on the map — for the huge bucks that call the secluded mountains home.

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Beginning August 28, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will be adding rotenone to several lakes and streams in the Eastern Uinta Mountains aimed at helping eliminate invasive species that threaten the populations of Colorado River Cutthroat trout. 

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Last year, the Dollar Ridge Fire in Ashley National Forest burned over 100 square miles of land in Utah, including several state wildlife management areas, destroying several guzzlers that help supply water for wildlife during the dry season. 

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Wildlife poachers in Utah have two new officers to fear in the Division of Wildlife Resources, but when catching criminals, these two come on all fours and with very wet noses.

Utah Rabbit Numbers Are Down

Dec 20, 2018
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According to Jason Robinson, Upland Game program coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, populations of three of Utah’s rabbit species will be down this year. Two species of cottontail rabbits, desert and mountain cottontails, are distributed statewide. Snowshoe hares have a more limited distribution—primarily in the Wasatch and Uintah Mountain ranges.

Range Creek Cutthroat Trout Restoration; Trout Unlimited and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reintroduce native trout to Emery County
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Before the widespread introduction of non-native fish species like Rainbow and Brown Trout, Colorado River Cutthroat Trout occupied large portions of the Yampa, White, Colorado, and San Juan river basins. Today, this black-spotted, yellow and red fish has been reduced to only 14 percent of its historical range. 

Blue sky with four air boats in the water with some algae by the shore.
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It’s 8:00 a.m. on a warm morning in June at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area. The marsh is alive with noisy waterfowl.

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Even back in 2013 it was controversial, when Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources helicoptered 35 mountain goats, from the Tusher Mountains to the LaSal Mountains above Moab.

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Authorities say a poacher killed a pregnant elk inside Zion National Park during the government shutdown.

The National Park Service and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are investigating the incident, which is estimated to have happened on or about Saturday.

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Turkeys are a cherished symbol at the holidays, but in the northern Utah city of Mendon, they're just a pest.

Residents report finding dozens of the birds in their yards, damaging grass and dropping waste.

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State biologists have come up with a unique way to help local sage grouse populations.

Robbie Edgel works with the Watershed Restoration Initiative, which is part of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

His newest project? Constructing what he calls beaver dam analogs.  

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For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. Now satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks, and accelerometers reveal the natural world as never before. Where the Animals Go offers a comprehensive, data-driven portrait of how creatures like ants, otters, owls, turtles, and sharks navigate the world.

More Cougars Can Be Hunted This Year, DWR Says

Sep 8, 2016
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Utah wildlife officials will allow more cougars to be hunted this season due to an increase in the animal’s population and increased attacks on farm animals.

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For thirty years, volunteers from businesses, schools and church groups have been taking children with disabilities fishing. UPR’s Nick Herrmann spent the day at Salem Pond watching and recording as state wildlife workers taught more than a thousand youth with special needs the art of baiting and catching fish.

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  The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources added Kokanee Salmon to Jordanelle Reservoir Monday. 

For the first time in Utah history, Kokanee Salmon will be part of the fish species at Jordanelle Reservoir.