Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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Keep small lake trout caught at Flaming Gorge

Several agencies are asking for the public's help in improving the health of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir fishery. The most beneficial step anglers can take is to keep the small lake trout they catch.

DWR announces proposals for 2019 big game hunts

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists have released their recommendations for the 2019 big game hunts and are asking for the public's feedback.

Gila monster named state reptile

Utah has long had a state flag, a state emblem and even a state cooking pot. (It's the Dutch oven.) Now, with Wednesday's signing of HB144, Utah officially has a state reptile: the Gila monster.

Don't let dogs chase wildlife

Utah wildlife often struggles to find food during winters that have heavy snow. By spring, many animals are vulnerable and weak. So if you are planning to take your dog on hikes this spring and summer, make sure your pet doesn't chase or harass any wildlife.

See mountain goats at two free events

If you have ever wanted to see mountain goats in the wild, you will have a good chance at two upcoming Utah Division of Wildlife Resources events.

Antelope Island bison safety tips

At this point in the year, most Utahns are counting down to warmer weather. And with the warmer weather comes a host of outdoor recreational activities, which can often lead to encounters with wildlife.

Tips to avoid deer/vehicle collisions

If you are like many people, you aren't looking forward to "springing forward" and losing an hour of sleep on Sunday during the switch to daylight saving time. While the evenings will have more light, the mornings will be darker, which means a lot of Utahns will be commuting during lower-visibility hours.

Snowfall brings wildlife into Utah cities

It's been a wild winter along the Wasatch Front. In a single weekend, a mountain goat wandered into Cottonwood Heights, three cougars — one of which peered through a window — visited a home at the mouth of Mill Creek Canyon, and Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) biologists and officers tranquilized and moved a cow moose and its calf from Bountiful.

Stream treatment plans for Uintas

Colorado River cutthroat trout are a fish prized across Utah. And a great place to catch them is the High Uinta Wilderness in the Uinta Mountains in the northeastern part of the state.

See and hear wild swans in Utah

Wild swans are winging their way through Utah. Both tundra swans and trumpeter swans, which are more rarely seen, stop in Utah's wetlands for critically needed rest and refueling during their annual spring migration. The migration takes the swans from wintering grounds in California to nesting sites in Canada and Alaska.

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