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Updates on Utah's wildlife from the DWR

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DWR confirms avian flu in wild birds in 4 additional counties in Utah

The first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in wild birds in Utah was confirmed in April 2022, and now the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has confirmed the virus has been detected in birds in four additional counties since September.

DWR, UDOT and other partners construct several structures to help wildlife and fish safely migrate across Utah in 2022

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah Department of Transportation, as well as other partners, are working hard to reduce wildlife/vehicle collisions around the state and to make it easier for wildlife and fish to make important annual migrations. In 2022, the agencies and other partners installed six structures to help fish and wildlife migrate in Utah.

4 DWR viewing events and other places where you can see bald eagles in Utah this winter

February is the best time of the year to see one of America's most iconic birds here in Utah. Bald eagles fly to Utah in the winter to find food and escape colder conditions farther north. By the time February arrives, hundreds of eagles are typically in the state — although you can see bald eagles throughout southern Utah in January, as well.

11 new Utah fishing records set in 2022

Anyone who goes fishing knows how thrilling it is to catch a fish, especially if it is a large, potentially record-breaking one. And this year, anglers set 11 new fishing records in Utah.

10 ice fishing tournaments and events happening in Utah this winter

If you want to add an extra challenge to your ice fishing this winter, a tournament may be just the thing. Plus, you can help many of Utah's fisheries and often win prizes! There are also a handful of ice fishing seminars you can attend if you want to get started in the sport.

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