Nest boxes boost duck population

By Blair Stringham, May 23, 2016

WOOD DUCKS ARE one of only a few waterfowl species that nest above ground in tree cavities. Wood ducks are very common in the eastern half of the county, but because Utah has limited woodland habitat near wetlands, they are considered uncommon in our state. Continue reading

Small stream cutthroat trout

By Matt McKell, May 10, 2016

I ENJOY PICTURES of big fish and hearing tales about catching big fish in places like Alaska, Montana and even Utah’s renowned Blue Ribbon trout waters. But one thing that thrills me as much as anything is cutthroat trout in their native streams, most of which happen to be small (both the streams and the trout). Continue reading

Round Trip Flights: Salt Lake City to Mazatlan

By Adam Brewerton, February 25, 2016

Pelicans are pretty easy to spot. They are large, weigh 10-20 pounds and have a wingspan of 8-10 feet. They are white with a long neck and a massive, orange bill. You can often see them by the hundreds either swimming, fishing or soaring. They can soar for what seems like forever, on long, broad white and black wings. Seeing one is easy, and usually there isn’t just one. Catching one, however, is hard. Continue reading

Chasing owls in Utah’s west desert

By Crystal Ross, June 8, 2015

You know how everyone has a thing they’re into? For example, my dad’s thing: Coca-Cola. He has Coke ornaments, cups, sweaters, pens and even an old-fashioned Coke diner booth installed at his house. My coworker’s thing is dolphins. My mom’s thing is unicorns. Continue reading

Seven spooky species found in Utah

By Crystal Ross, October 30, 2014

Utah has incredible wildlife, but some animals are not as highly esteemed as others. In fact, some are considered bad omens. In honor of Halloween, I’ve compiled a list of seven Utah species with scary reputations. Continue reading

Restoring a historic dam for anglers and farmers

By Therese Meyer, August 14, 2014

RED CREEK RESERVOIR is located seven miles north of Fruitland in Duchesne County, Utah. In the late 1950s, the Duchesne County Water Users Association decided to create a reservoir on Red Creek for irrigation and recreation. The anticipated benefits: farmers in the area needed the water for irrigation, and there was a need for a good fishery for anglers and other recreationists. Continue reading

Stay Low. Stay Still. Survive.

By Troy Davis, July 14, 2014

The mulie bounded across the road in front of us. Powerful leg muscles flexed under her summer coat, propelling her through effortless 20-foot arcs. Five heads swiveled to watch the deer, some of them lurching from reclined positions of slumber. Continue reading

Nest boxes boost duck population

By Blair Stringham, May 23, 2016

WOOD DUCKS ARE one of only a few waterfowl species that nest above ground in tree cavities. Wood ducks are very common in the eastern half of the county, but because Utah has limited woodland habitat near wetlands, they are considered uncommon in our state. Continue reading

Small stream cutthroat trout

By Matt McKell, May 10, 2016

I ENJOY PICTURES of big fish and hearing tales about catching big fish in places like Alaska, Montana and even Utah’s renowned Blue Ribbon trout waters. But one thing that thrills me as much as anything is cutthroat trout in their native streams, most of which happen to be small (both the streams and the trout). Continue reading

Round Trip Flights: Salt Lake City to Mazatlan

By Adam Brewerton, February 25, 2016

Pelicans are pretty easy to spot. They are large, weigh 10-20 pounds and have a wingspan of 8-10 feet. They are white with a long neck and a massive, orange bill. You can often see them by the hundreds either swimming, fishing or soaring. They can soar for what seems like forever, on long, broad white and black wings. Seeing one is easy, and usually there isn’t just one. Catching one, however, is hard. Continue reading

Chasing owls in Utah’s west desert

By Crystal Ross, June 8, 2015

You know how everyone has a thing they’re into? For example, my dad’s thing: Coca-Cola. He has Coke ornaments, cups, sweaters, pens and even an old-fashioned Coke diner booth installed at his house. My coworker’s thing is dolphins. My mom’s thing is unicorns. Continue reading

Seven spooky species found in Utah

By Crystal Ross, October 30, 2014

Utah has incredible wildlife, but some animals are not as highly esteemed as others. In fact, some are considered bad omens. In honor of Halloween, I’ve compiled a list of seven Utah species with scary reputations. Continue reading

Restoring a historic dam for anglers and farmers

By Therese Meyer, August 14, 2014

RED CREEK RESERVOIR is located seven miles north of Fruitland in Duchesne County, Utah. In the late 1950s, the Duchesne County Water Users Association decided to create a reservoir on Red Creek for irrigation and recreation. The anticipated benefits: farmers in the area needed the water for irrigation, and there was a need for a good fishery for anglers and other recreationists. Continue reading

Stay Low. Stay Still. Survive.

By Troy Davis, July 14, 2014

The mulie bounded across the road in front of us. Powerful leg muscles flexed under her summer coat, propelling her through effortless 20-foot arcs. Five heads swiveled to watch the deer, some of them lurching from reclined positions of slumber. Continue reading

 

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