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Farmington creates waterfowl park

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 6:31pm

FARMINGTON -- City leaders plan to create a 421-acre wildlife and waterfowl refuge park to protect a stretch of Great Salt Lake shoreline property from future development.

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Accused deer poachers arraigned in Brigham City

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 25 2014 - 2:02pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- A father and daughter were arraigned on poaching charges after a state Division of Wildlife Resources investigation.The pair, from out of state, is accused of shooting a deer last Sept. 15 without proper permits."Defendant's daughter was passing though Utah and stopped to see defendant and her family that was hunting," reads a 1st...

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Bald Eagle Day somber after West Nile deaths

Dana Rimington, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 8 2014 - 9:24am

FARMINGTON -- There may be fewer bald eagles seen at Farmington Bay this month, but for now, that is a good thing. Normally this time of year as eagles are migrating through Utah, the Division of Wildlife Resources implements carp control measures, putting out large quantities of dead carp at the waterfowl management area to attract eagles....

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VIDEO: Antelope Island's overpopulated deer herd trimmed in roundup

Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 7 2014 - 6:52am

ANTELOPE ISLAND -- Teams of biologists and state officials moved a doe into a large canvas tent.Officials had captured the mule deer with a netgun from a helicopter. Once the doe was brought down, she was hobbled, blindfolded, strung along with a few other deer and whisked away to a staging area at Antelope Island's Fielding Garr Ranch in the...

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GALLERY: Bighorn Sheep Moved From Antelope Island

Utah Department of of Wildlife Resources employees and volunteers from Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife weigh a bighorn sheep on Antelope Island on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. State wildlife officials are capturing and moving 30 sheep from the island to form a new herd in Central Utah. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Jan 7 2014 - 6:15pm

Wildlife officials capture and move bighorn sheep from Antelope Island in order to control the population and establish a new herd in Central Utah. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_BenjaminZack

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Poachers sought in Box Elder 'elk ivory' felonies

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 15 2013 - 10:01am

GROUSE CREEK -- The state Division of Wildlife Resources is asking for the public's help in the investigation of two bull elk poached near Grouse Creek in remote north Box Elder County.The animals were taken for their "elk ivory," as the upper incisors are known, valued as trophies and for jewelry making.

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Public's help sought in nabbing hawk shooters

The Associated Press
Nov 24 2013 - 9:29pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is asking for the public's help to solve recent shootings of several hawks in Cache County.

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Bird habitat improves at Farmington Bay

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 16 2013 - 9:47pm

FARMINGTON BAY -- One of Utah's best waterfowl hunting areas just got better.Workers at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area are nearing completion of a project to improve habitat for birds on 200 acres of land west of Farmington, using backhoes and other heavy equipment to dig a large pond designed to help birds that live in or migrate...

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Farmington creates waterfowl park

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 6:31pm

FARMINGTON -- City leaders plan to create a 421-acre wildlife and waterfowl refuge park to protect a stretch of Great Salt Lake shoreline property from future development.

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VIDEO: Antelope Island's overpopulated deer herd trimmed in roundup

Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 7 2014 - 6:52am

ANTELOPE ISLAND -- Teams of biologists and state officials moved a doe into a large canvas tent.Officials had captured the mule deer with a netgun from a helicopter. Once the doe was brought down, she was hobbled, blindfolded, strung along with a few other deer and whisked away to a staging area at Antelope Island's Fielding Garr Ranch in the...

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VIDEO: 11,000 pheasants released into prime public hunting areas

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 2 2013 - 3:26pm

OGDEN -- More than 11,000 pheasants will be released by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on public hunting areas during this season's pheasant hunt.The 11,000 birds are more than six times the number released last fall and 20 times the number released in 2011.

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Rainbow trout tagged for catchin’ in Hyrum Reservoir contest

Division of Wildlife Resources workers tag a rainbow trout Thursday at the Mantua hatchery. This fish and about 130 others were tagged and released into Hyrum Reservoir in preparation for a fishing contest that begins next weekend. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Jeff DeMoss
Apr 12 2013 - 12:03am

MANTUA -- A worker dips a large net into the water, and as he begins to pull it out, its occupants wriggle and writhe, splashing water on everyone within a 10-foot radius.The net is placed into a tub of frigid water on the back of a vehicle. After a minute or so, the commotion dies down, and Chris Haramoto reaches in and pulls out a rainbow trout...

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Levee cut to alleviate rising waters in Weber County

(KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner) A tractor crane pulls dirt from a dike at the Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area in Hooper on Thursday.

Jessica Miller
May 26 2011 - 6:04pm

HOOPER -- It started off slowly, with a trickle of water barely making it from one canal to the other, but within an hour of moving earth Thursday morning, water filled a break in a levee at the Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management area.The man-made cut, constructed with backhoes and a tractor crane, was done to try to alleviate rising waters throughout...

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GALLERY: Bighorn Sheep Moved From Antelope Island

Utah Department of of Wildlife Resources employees and volunteers from Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife weigh a bighorn sheep on Antelope Island on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. State wildlife officials are capturing and moving 30 sheep from the island to form a new herd in Central Utah. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Jan 7 2014 - 6:15pm

Wildlife officials capture and move bighorn sheep from Antelope Island in order to control the population and establish a new herd in Central Utah. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_BenjaminZack

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 7 2014 - 6:28pm


VIDEO: Antelope Island's overpopulated deer herd trimmed in roundup

Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 7 2014 - 6:52am

ANTELOPE ISLAND -- Teams of biologists and state officials moved a doe into a large canvas tent.Officials had captured the mule deer with a netgun from a helicopter. Once the doe was brought down, she was hobbled, blindfolded, strung along with a few other deer and whisked away to a staging area at Antelope Island's Fielding Garr Ranch in the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 7 2014 - 6:52am


GALLERY: Bighorn Sheep Moved From Antelope Island

Utah Department of of Wildlife Resources employees and volunteers from Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife weigh a bighorn sheep on Antelope Island on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. State wildlife officials are capturing and moving 30 sheep from the island to form a new herd in Central Utah. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Jan 7 2014 - 6:15pm

Wildlife officials capture and move bighorn sheep from Antelope Island in order to control the population and establish a new herd in Central Utah. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_BenjaminZack

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 7 2014 - 6:28pm


VIDEO: 11,000 pheasants released into prime public hunting areas

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 2 2013 - 3:26pm

OGDEN -- More than 11,000 pheasants will be released by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on public hunting areas during this season's pheasant hunt.The 11,000 birds are more than six times the number released last fall and 20 times the number released in 2011.

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GALLERY: Part of Ben Lomond goat herd moved south

People carry a mountain goat to be weighed, measured, tested and dewormed Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at Cutler Flats. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Phil Douglass, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 16 2013 - 8:15pm

DWR employees and volunteers captured, tagged, weighed and tested vitals on several Rocky Mountain goats Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. The goats were captured on Ben Lomond peak and will be moved to Mount Nebo and Mount Dutton.

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Rainbow trout tagged for catchin’ in Hyrum Reservoir contest

Division of Wildlife Resources workers tag a rainbow trout Thursday at the Mantua hatchery. This fish and about 130 others were tagged and released into Hyrum Reservoir in preparation for a fishing contest that begins next weekend. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

Jeff DeMoss
Apr 12 2013 - 12:03am

MANTUA -- A worker dips a large net into the water, and as he begins to pull it out, its occupants wriggle and writhe, splashing water on everyone within a 10-foot radius.The net is placed into a tub of frigid water on the back of a vehicle. After a minute or so, the commotion dies down, and Chris Haramoto reaches in and pulls out a rainbow trout...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 12 2013 - 2:53pm


Levee cut to alleviate rising waters in Weber County

(KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner) A tractor crane pulls dirt from a dike at the Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area in Hooper on Thursday.

Jessica Miller
May 26 2011 - 6:04pm

HOOPER -- It started off slowly, with a trickle of water barely making it from one canal to the other, but within an hour of moving earth Thursday morning, water filled a break in a levee at the Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management area.The man-made cut, constructed with backhoes and a tractor crane, was done to try to alleviate rising waters throughout...

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