Wildlife officials in Utah offering ospreys tour

By The Associated Press - Fri, Jul 22, 2011 3:11 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources is offering a free field trip to watch ospreys in their natural habitat. Those wishing to participate should meet at the Rockport Reservoir dam about 45 miles east of Salt Lake City between 6 and 7 p.m. on July 30. Watchable Wildlife coordinator Bob Walters will lead the caravan to Summit County. He says the birds with five-foot wing... Read more.

Fishing report - January 29

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Wed, Jan 29, 2014 5:19 pm
Bear Lake Bear Lake is beginning to ice over, and the lake is about 95 percent covered by ice. You cannot launch a boat, and the ice isn’t thick enough for ice fishing. This could change if any wind develops and takes the ice off the lake. All of the ramps have been plowed and are currently down to the concrete. The Bonneville cisco run is in full swing, and the run has likely peaked. Anglers... Read more.

Big-game hunt application period opens this week

Xplore Utah Jan-29-2014
By Standard-Examiner staff - Wed, Jan 29, 2014 5:15 pm
If you’re among the thousands of hunters who enjoy hunting big-game animals in Utah, it’s time to get ready for this fall. The hunts are months away, but the time to apply for a permit is almost here. Applications to hunt deer and other big-game animals in Utah will be accepted starting Thursday. Everything you need to know to apply for a permit is available in the 2014 Utah Big Game Application... Read more.

Getting a lift

Xplore Utah Jan-08-2014
By Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff - Wed, Jan 8, 2014 3:45 pm
ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK — At first, Dave didn’t seem very pleased to be stuck in a trailer. The mature bighorn sheep slammed his thick, curled horns into the side of the metal enclosure, creating a loud banging sound that rang out across the open field. He soon calmed down, however, and grudgingly accepted his new surroundings. After flying through the air for several minutes, perhaps he was... Read more.

Fishing report - January 8

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Wed, Jan 8, 2014 3:25 pm
Bear Lake There haven’t been any recent reports. For updates on launching conditions, call 435–946-8501. Birch Creek Reservoir DWR personnel drilled test holes and found 10 inches of ice. Fishing should be good for rainbow trout and tiger trout. The road over Monte Cristo is now closed. The route to the reservoir is now through Logan Canyon or Evanston. Blacksmith Fork River The river is easier... Read more.

Scofield's chill turns anglers hot

By Brad Kerr - Tue, Dec 31, 2013 5:24 pm
Without my boot spikes, the walk out onto the first ice at Scofield Reservoir would have been a treacherous one. Smooth as could be, the ice showed the occasional surface heave, where the pressure of the freezing had buckled the ice. We walked out carefully, checking the ice thickness every so often to make sure the four-plus inches we found near the edge would remain fairly consistent. And it... Read more.

Ice fishing a simple way for all anglers to succeed

Xplore Utah Dec-24-2013
By Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, Dec 24, 2013 5:00 pm
You don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to catch fish through the ice in Utah. A short fishing rod and reel, a few sinkers and hooks, and a package of worms are about all you need. In fact, if you just want to give ice fishing a try, you don’t even need an ice auger. Drew Cushing, warm water sport fisheries coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, said that when you visit an ice-... Read more.

Fishing report - December 25

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Tue, Dec 24, 2013 4:24 pm
Bear Lake The lake is still ice-free. Some anglers are catching cutthroat trout and lake trout on jigs. They are also using spinners and Rapalas, trolling in about 40 to 70 feet of water. For updates on launch conditions, call 435–946-8501. Birch Creek Reservoir DWR personnel drilled test holes in the ice on Monday and found good, hard ice that was 10 inches thick. Fishing should be good for... Read more.

Grouse hunting season coming to a close soon

Xplore Utah Dec-18-2013
By Standard-Examiner staff - Wed, Dec 18, 2013 5:26 pm
December can be a great month to hunt forest grouse in Utah. As the state’s big game hunts wind down, upland game hunters have more of the mountains to themselves. For forest grouse hunters, that means more time in higher elevations during the last month of the hunt. Utah’s forest grouse hunt ends Dec. 31. As the hunt enters its final two weeks, Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the... Read more.

Fishing report - December 18

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Wed, Dec 18, 2013 5:06 pm
Bear Lake On Dec. 8, biologist Scott Tolentino reported that Bear Lake was all open water. He said that boat launching is still possible on the east side and at the marina. The annual whitefish spawn should be winding down in the next week. Anglers are catching whitefish along the east side and at cisco beach using 1/8-ounce jigs tipped with a worm near the bottom. Some anglers are catching... Read more.
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