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Our offices and facilities will be closed Monday, June 20 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.
Chronic wasting disease was first detected in mule deer in Utah in 2002 in northeastern Utah. We recently confirmed it has now spread to deer in Salt Lake County too. Learn more about the disease, what we’re doing to monitor it and how you can help: bit.ly/3y0x8yP
Learn more about our efforts to return Scofield Reservoir to its former glory as well as some great places to camp and some unique recreational gems in southeastern Utah. Read the article and start planning your next incredible trip 🏕:bit.ly/scofieldtripE #FishUTBlueRibbonnx
Scofield Reservoir — a former #BlueRibbonFishery — is making a huge comeback after its rainbow trout population took a hit due to an expanding Utah chub population. 🐟P
It’s #NaturePhotographyDay and we want to give a huge thanks to the local photographers that share their amazing wildlife photography with us! We love any excuse to show off their talent. ✨👏 📸: Jim Shuler, Joseph Feichko, David Calder and Tristan DoylzM
Two big boys, one frame. Lucky shot! You never know what you might see while you're out exploring #Utah. #WildlifeWednesday 📸: Instagram's outdoorseegU
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Tomorrow is your last chance to apply for Utah’s 2022 antlerless hunts. The application deadline is tomorrow, June 16 at 11 p.m. MDT. Don’t wait — apply now: bit.ly/3aUKcN3 📸: Jim Shulerw
Whether you want to keep the deer from eating all your garden vegetables and flowers or whether you’re interested in ways to help wildlife during this hot, dry summer, here's a quick rundown with a few things you should know. ⬇️🦌twitter.com/wildawareutah/…P
After the first case of avian flu was confirmed in wild birds last month, we have now confirmed the virus spread to two foxes. Learn more about the new cases: bit.ly/3NBYP6z
Happy #NationalBestFriendsDay from these bestie birds. 🦉🐦mJt
Starting today, you can keep up to four tiger muskies at Johnson Reservoir! 🎣 Upcoming dam repairs will require the reservoir to be drained, and we want you to have a chance to catch these fish before that happens. Learn more:bit.ly/3tp9MQS4#Fishingg#UtahhI
With extreme drought conditions still impacting much of the state, here are a few simple changes you can make to decrease stress on fish while you are out enjoying an afternoon of #fishing 🎣:bit.ly/3xdbW7dJz
If you encounter a moose while spending time in Utah’s outdoors — what do you do? 😱 Read up on these important tips that will help you stay safe:bit.ly/3MrKyb8WR
Taking off into the weekend like 💨 This red-tailed hawk has major Friday vibes with this takeoff. What plans are you launching into this weekend? 📸: Jim ShuleSx
The Utah Wildlife Board approved a few changes to turkey hunting and upland game hunting in #Utah, as well as some changes to the Landowner Association program, during its meeting on Thursday. Read the full meeting recap: bit.ly/3GL8FAg
Want to give #fishing a try? Or maybe take a friend who hasn’t fished before? Utah’s Free Fishing Day is next Saturday, June 11. 🎣 Learn more about this fun annual event:bit.ly/3x6ijcwD7
The Utah Wildlife Board meeting begins this morning at 9 a.m. Watch live or later at youtu.be/8HW1PKRZ7p4 See the agenda: bit.ly/3m8tlsF 📸: Jim Shulern
UPDATE: The livestream has been extended till Friday, June 3 at 10 p.m. so we can all enjoy it a little longer. 😍🐟
Beginning today, there will be three open positions on a couple of Utah's Regional Advisory Councils. The RACs gather and share public feedback that helps the Utah Wildlife Board make important decisions about wildlife management. Learn more: bit.ly/3NIGKmM
Our law enforcement officers, technicians and partner agencies worked together to inspect nearly 4,500 boats over Memorial Day weekend! ⛵️☀️ Learn more about our inspection and decontamination efforts to prevent the spread of invasive quagga mussels: bit.ly/3t3PsnJ
Our offices will be closed Monday, May 30 for #MemorialDay. We hope you have a happy and safe holiday weekend! ☀️🇺🇸 As a reminder, if you are recreating outdoors this weekend, always pick up and pack out your trash and properly extinguish any campfires before leaving an area8p
Utah Lake and its tributaries are the only places in the world where these fish naturally occur, and this is our first livestream of them in the wild. Check it out before the livestream ends on Wednesday, June 1: bit.ly/3lSDA4c
Have you ever wanted to see #JuneSuckers in their natural habitat? 🐟 Then you’re not going to want to miss this video livestream! You can see June suckers — a native fish species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act — swimming and spawning in the Provo River.V
Just in time for the long weekend, here’s a travel guide for a #SouthernUtah fishing trip! 🎣☀️ This itinerary has a little something for anyone who's ready for the adventures that southern Utah has to offer. See the full travel guide:bit.ly/Panguitch_breakW #TeamWildlifeer
The daily fishing limit increased to 16 fish at Oweep Creek and its tributaries in Duchesne County, including Porcupine Lake. This will allow anglers to catch and keep more fish before upcoming restoration projects in those areas. Learn more: bit.ly/3NGv7wG
As you're out #hiking & #camping this summer, don't be surprised if you come across a deer fawn or elk calf. Don't approach, touch or feed it. Its mother is nearby. Visit @UtahDWR for more information! #KeepWildlifeWild #Utah
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Have you ever wanted to see #JuneSuckers in their natural habitat? 🐟 Then you’re not going to want to miss this video livestream! You can see June suckers — a native fish species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act — swimming and spawning in the Provo River.W
It’s #FoodieFriday! Are you already planning how you’ll prepare your meat harvested from an antlerless hunt? Look no further than this recipe for bacon-wrapped tenderloin — the perfect dish for this delicious cut of meat. 🤤 See the recipe:bit.ly/3LRuy1K58
Heads up to anyone in Weber County who may see the smoke: We are planning on doing a prescribed burn on our Ogden Bay WMA today around 9 a.m. We hope to burn roughly 300 acres of phragmites, an invasive weed that grows in wetland areas.
Avian flu has been confirmed in wild birds in five more counties in Utah since the first confirmed cases earlier this month. Remember, Do not touch any dead birds that you find, and report them to our nearest office. Learn more about the current outbreak: bit.ly/3LQL2Hu
Looking for a chance to hunt big game and enjoy delicious, lean and organic meat? 🥩 If you draw a permit for one of Utah's antlerless hunts, it's the first step toward filling your freezer. The application period for these hunts opened today! Learn more:bit.ly/3NAnuImMs
Planning to fish the Green River this week? There will be large water releases from Flaming Gorge Dam starting tomorrow (May 25). Flows will hit a maximum of 8,600 cfs and remain at that level for about a week. Please use caution along the river. | on.doi.gov/3LCoxGg
Are you interested in hunting an antlerless big game animal during the 2022 season? Here's the information you'll need in order to apply for a permit. wildlife.utah.gov/antlerless.html
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The daily #fishing limit at Boulger Reservoir has increased to 16 fish!🎣 This change will allow people to keep more fish — primarily cutthroat and rainbow#troutt — before the reservoir is drained for a mining project later this year. Learn more:bit.ly/boulgerlC
This #MooseMonday brought to you by a moose calf. That's it. That's the Tweet. #Utah #MondayMood
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It’s #EndangeredSpeciesDay — a great opportunity to talk about some of our programs that are helping some of Utah’s endangered and threatened species to recover. Learn more about these important conservation efforts: bit.ly/3LyngQu
#FunFactFriday 80% of Utah’s wetlands are found around the GSL. These wetlands are critical habitats for 275 species of birds.
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(7/7) At this point in the process, we’re trying something that is totally new — raising wipers entirely indoors. If we are successful, we will be the first state in the U.S. to do this. #HatcheryHighlight
(6/7) The eggs developed and hatched very quickly. Within only two hours, cell division began occurring and within two days, the eggs were fully hatched! Now, we have 280,000 newly-hatched wiper fry just starting to feed.
(5/7) We take the eggs we collect from the striped bass and fertilize them with milt from male white bass to create a hybrid species — the wiper. This is a relatively new program we’re testing, and this year was our most successful experience so far!
(2/7) We start by collecting eggs from our female striped bass. This occurs very differently for striped bass than it does for any other fish in our hatcheries.
(4/7) The entire operation occurs in almost complete darkness, and our hatchery crews work by flashlight. 🔦
(3/7) For example, we have less than an hour-long window to extract the eggs from the striped bass. (In contrast, we can get eggs from trout for several days.) This means we have to be really careful and quick, while also trying to minimize stress on the striped bass.
(🧵1/7) 🐟 Check out the interesting process of creating hybrid striped bass — also called wipers — at our Springville Hatchery! 🐟
Do you want locally sourced, nutritious meat and the thrill of hunting in Utah’s spectacular outoors? Well mark your calendar because the application period for Utah’s 2022 antlerless hunts opens Thursday, May 26. Learn how you can apply for a permit: go.usa.gov/xuSjF
Utah’s spring general-season turkey permits are still on sale through May 31. 🦃 Pick up a permit this week, and hunt a turkey this weekend. Here's where you can get a permit: 🦃 DWR officesgo.usa.gov/xuuS8iW 🦃 License agent locationgo.usa.gov/xuuSNzKa9
It was a special treat to spot this bighorn sheep this morning! Bighorn sheep were reintroduced to the island in 2019. Since this ram isn't wearing a tag or collar we know he was born on the island.
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🎙️ New podcast episode! 🎙️In this episode, we explain why our biologists make the difficult trek out to snowy bear dens early each spring to check on hibernating black bears across the state. 🐻 Listen nogo.usa.gov/xuz9A4oN5
Come work with us! We have five job openings for conservation officers! 🎣🦌🚨 Apply by June 15 and take the next steps toward an exciting career in wildlife law enforcemenbit.ly/39u9TDGuPBj
The likelihood of conflicts with black bears often increases during drought years when their normal food supply is decreased. Learn how you can stay safe whether you are out recreating in the outdoors or you live in bear country 🐻:go.usa.gov/xuevzT9
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