Now the closure is statewide.
Because of extreme cold weather and deep snow, shed antler gathering is now closed in 11 counties:
• Box Elder
The emergency closure will help protect animals during the winter. Learn more: http://go.usa.gov/x9sem
There was a brutal showdown between two bull elk at Hardware Ranch yesterday!
After battling all morning, these two tangled their antlers together. They contin...ued fighting even while stuck together, throwing each other into the snow.
Eventually they freed themselves — but at the cost of one bull's antler, which broke off at the base.
Looking for sportsmen willing to help with working with the deer, on January 10th and 12th. and transporting them down here. if you would like to help. Pleas...e call me. You would be required to be in Herriman and or Bountiful at 6:30 am. Help get the deer out of the traps load them in the trailer, maybe stop in provo, and pick up deer also, and bring them down here and dump them out. I have the trailer at my house, so we don't have to take it back, up north. This is on your own time, you will not be reimbursed for time, travel or gas this will continue for a few months, so I will be looking for volunteers often, please support this great cause. Share this post with anyone you think might be interested. If you are willing please call or text me. At 435-749-2460
Conservation Officer Sean Spencer spotted this mountain lion just 40 yards from a busy canyon road in central Utah. It stayed for at least three days, guarding and feeding on its kill. Check out that stare!
Mule deer often travel more than 100 miles between summer and winter ranges. Imagine how many fences they cross in one year?! Our biologists are currently using... GPS collars on deer throughout Utah to learn more about seasonal movements. The results will help us better understand population management, barriers to migration and high-use habitats.
UWC is going to get involved to help preserve our public lands.
Tell us what you think.
See Mountain Goats in Unique Terrain
Free viewing event Aug. 6 on Tushar Mountain
Beaver -- You could see as many as 100 mountain goats on Aug. 6. And you might not need binoculars to see them. At some past viewing events, goats have gotten as close as 35 feet to those viewing them....
On Aug. 6, the Division of Wildlife Resources will host its annual Goat Watch on the Tushar Mountains east of Beaver.
The event is free.
The trip will begin at 8 a.m. at the Cardwell convenience store and gas station. The business is at 215 N. Main St. in Beaver. (The station is at the start of state Route 153, in the center of town.)
From the station, participants will caravan to the top of the Tushar Mountains. When you reach the top, you’ll be close to 11,500 feet above sea level.
Phil Tuttle, regional conservation outreach manager for the DWR, says the view from the top of the Tushars is amazing. “From the top of the mountain,” he says, “you can see all of southern Utah. The mountain goats are the icing on top of the cake.”
If binoculars or spotting scopes are needed, Tuttle will have some you can borrow. But if you have your own viewing equipment, please bring it.
Tuttle also encourages you to bring water, a hat, a jacket and a sack lunch. It’s also a good idea to travel in a vehicle that has high ground clearance. “The road can be rocky towards the top,” he says.
In addition to seeing the mountain goats, attending the viewing event will allow you to explore the alpine-tundra ecosystem in which the goats live. Found only above the timberline at high elevations, it’s an ecosystem that’s uncommon in southern Utah. Tuttle says unique animals live in this alpine-tundra terrain, including yellow-bellied marmots and pika.
For more information about the goat watching event, call the DWR’s Southern Region office at 435-865-6100.
UWC has committed to having booths at Ultimate Events expos in Ogden on Oct 29-30, 2016 and in St George on Jan 6- 7, 2017. We will be introducing and promoting the fine art of game calling (elk, deer, coyote, waterfowl, turkeys, etc.) to youth and adults and we'll be making lots of NOISE. Come join us! We could use your help in the booth! Call Lee at 435-592-1150.