By tracking passive integrated transponder tags — commonly called PIT tags — DWR biologists and aquatics managers can learn more about the survival rates, life cycle and range of the fish we release into the wild.
Have you ever wondered why the DWR requests that you submit a lower incisor — that's a front, middle tooth from the bottom jaw — if you successfully harvest an elk, mule deer, pronghorn, moose, mountain goat or bighorn sheep from a limited-entry or once-in-a-lifetime hunt?
I usually have a wide grin as I get down on one knee to chat with young visitors and share my love for all things wild at the Eccles Wildlife Education Center. It's even more exciting when they also experience the wonder of spying a bald eagle soaring through the sky.
Anglers at Lake Powell can catch a wide variety of warmwater fish species, including striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, walleye and bluegill. Here's a glimpse into what's new at Lake Powell this winter.
It's that time of year again — when we all scramble to find the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones during the holidays. What do you get for the person who has everything, and also loves a little outdoor adventure? We may be able to help.
The Fountain Green Fish Hatchery is a hidden gem within the hatchery world. We are primarily a coldwater fish hatchery — producing rainbow, cutthroat and tiger trout — but we also have a warmwater fish program and Utah's only fish- and egg-isolation facilities.
Drought has been an ongoing event that's unfolded over multiple years across the West, and we've seen some of the worst of it here in Utah. A lot of people have asked me about how our deer herds are handling the current drought situation.