SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Must be something in the water in Utah – at least in 2020. Utah began tracking fishing statistics in the early 1900s. Now, there are 100 records belonging to fish species found throughout the state – and 10 of those records were broken in 2020; a record year, indeed, in Utah fishing circles. So what happened…
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Instead of killing pike, anglers are asked to report, release tagged northerns caught in the lake.
The urban deer program will still continue in an effort to minimize deer/human conflicts, but will be a lethal-removal only program moving forward.
Drawn to the area by food, some of the wild turkeys who are caught are given GPS backpacks so scientists can track their behavior and hopefully better manage the herds. Most of them are moved to a rural area in the Book Cliffs near Vernal where a large flock lives.
The case of an elk that died after it jumped in the air and brought a low-flying research helicopter down in Utah highlights the use of helicopters in wildlife monitoring, which has been criticized by animal-rights groups but praised as effective by wildlife managers.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials say it’s not uncommon to see a moose in the area, but to be attacked by one is rare.SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities say a woman is recovering after an apparent moose attack in Summit County. Two hikers found the woman lying on a trail with her dog early this week. They told authorities…
The number of wild birds is up this fall, more than 10,000 pen-reared pheasants will be released on public hunting areas, and the hunt on private land will be longer than last year.
Developing proposals to establish goat herds in other Utah ranges where big game species is not native.
Division of Wildlife Resources models estimate there are between 1,900 and 4,000 adult cougars living in the state.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)SALT LAKE CITY — An Idaho man who caught a record-setting trout in Utah has been told his fish does not qualify for the record anymore because he caught it without a valid fishing license. Sidney Cellan caught the 57-pound, 48-inch lake trout in June at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The Utah Division of Wildlife…
Environmental groups like the Center for Biological Diversity have fought for an endangered species listing for the amphibians since the 1990s. And after reaching a settlement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will likely issue a listing decision on the toads by the end of September.
(Bears Ears National Monument Facebook photo)SALT LAKE CITY — The head of Utah’s wildlife management division has been tapped as deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a newly created position where he’ll serve as acting head of the agency until a director is named and confirmed. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appointed Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Director Greg…
The state steps up wildlife patrols from December through February.
Program called Trout in the Classroom allows students to observe eggs as they hatch and eventually grow to 2 to 4 inches and go on to be stocked.
To help the deer, biologists and volunteers are spreading specially designed pellets on the ground for the deer to eat