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Get out now, because we don’t know how it will be later. Those are the words state recreation and wildlife officials are sharing with boaters and anglers as Utah faces another year of low water. The now-apparently-normal less-than-mediocre snowpack from …

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  • (Brett Prettyman  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Where in Utah was this photo taken? Email your answer to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book Where in Utah was this photo taken? Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book
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    Updated May 02 2015 10:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Art teacher Daren Wilding with Brad Gray at Weber High School. Gray was recently named as the winner of  the 2015 Utah Junior Duck Stamp contest. North Ogden family siblings continue their dynasty in Junior Duck Stamp contest
    Call it the Utah Junior Duck Stamp Dynasty — just make sure to leave out the beards. The Gray family of North Ogden continued its domination of the st...
    Updated Apr 11 2015 10:39 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Boaters on Deer Creek Reservoir Tuesday April 28, 2015. Recreation: Boaters, anglers may have limited time to take advantage of water
    Get out now, because we don’t know how it will be later. Those are the words state recreation and wildlife officials are sharing with boaters and angl...
    Updated Apr 29 2015 09:43 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Apa Sherpa poses for a portrait at his home in Draper Tuesday April 29, 2014. Apa Sherpa, world record holder with 21 summits of Mount Everest, is back from Nepal. He wasn't climbing, but delivering money and computers to villages in the Himlayan Highlands. While in Nepal 16 Sherpas died in an avalanche on Everest. Utah’s Apa Sherpa in Nepal, safe following earthquake
    Apa Sherpa, the world record holder for summits on Mount Everest and who resides in Utah, was in Nepal when Saturday’s earthquake struck. His son, Pe...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 08:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Bureau of Land Management

This 25-year-old stallion captured by the Bureau of Land Management this past winter in Utah is getting a lot of attention from wild horse lovers. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign collected 24,000 signatures in an effort to get the horse, Grulla stallion 3907, released back into Utah's west desert where he was captured. BLM officials say that is not likely to happen. Group calls for release of handsome Utah wild horse that became online sensation
    People with online dating profiles must be jealous. A photo of a 25-year-old wild horse from Utah known as Grulla Stallion 3907 has gone viral. The ph...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 10:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Fisherman access for the Weber River from the Brown Canyon bridge on SR 196 is nearly impossible. There are no pulloffs near the bridge for parking a vehicle. Private property near the bridge is marked no trespassing and no parking. A judge ruled Friday that a mile-long stretch is owned by the state and the public should be allowed access, and no trespassing signs must be taken down. Judge says Utah public has right to access contested stretch of Weber River
    A Utah judge has ruled in favor of anglers, kayakers and anyone wanting to recreate in the Weber River by saying the public has the right to access th...
    Updated Apr 11 2015 10:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A fly fisherman casts his line in the middle Provo river near Midway, Sunday, March 8, 2015. 
To fish or not to fish — that is the Sunday question for Mormons
    Wilford Woodruff is widely recognized by historians as one of if not the first fisherman to cast a fly west of the Continental Divide. It happened, ...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 09:04 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Jo Stoddard holds a female peregrine falcon that was found distressed in downtown Salt Lake City last week. Monday, April 6, 2015 SLC’s webcam falcon mom given 50/50 chance to live
    Webcams in a peregrine falcon nest box in downtown Salt Lake City were scheduled to go live Monday, but chances are there is nothing to watch. Bob Wal...
    Updated Apr 07 2015 09:44 am   |     |   Share
  • New initiative to connect people to the national parks — “Find Your Park” to find connections to national parks
    The National Park Service’s new marketing campaign is somewhat counterintuitive. Park managers want you to “Find Your Park.” Just one. It is a bid to ...
    Updated Apr 08 2015 04:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Scott Root holds a mountain goat head, as Mason, 7, Logan, 4, and  Braylee Williams, 2, pose for a photo, as their dad Mike takes their picture, during the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources' annual mountain goat viewing event, at the Park-and-ride lot at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Utah’s mountain goats are the stars of annual DWR event
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Bison graze in the Malad River Valley just North of the Nucor Steel plant. One possible reservoir site to provide water to the long-planned and highly criticized Bear River Project is the Malad River Valley, just south of the Idaho border that is a tributary to the Bear River. Former federal water manager proposes tearing down Glen Canyon Dam
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    Updated Apr 08 2015 04:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
River guide Colby Crossland, right, is joined by friend and fellow river guide Eli Koles as they cast a line at the office on the I Love video series: Utah fly-fishing guide has 'best office in the world'
    Colby Crossland says he has the best office in the world. Crossland has been a fly-fishing guide on the Green River below Flaming Gorge Reservoir sin...
    Updated Apr 02 2015 10:50 am   |     |   Share
  • (Brett Prettyman  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The Bryce Canyon’s ‘turtle’ hoodoo has lost its head
    It looks like Bryce Canyon’s “turtle” has lost its head. A critical piece of the redrock hoodoo on the Mossy Cave Trail is missing. The national par...
    Updated Mar 17 2015 09:00 am   |     |   Share
  • |  Green River Fly Fisher

Green River Fish Green River Fishing Report - Floating away with the BWOs
    Green River fishing report sent by Ryan Kelly, the Green River Fly Fisher Well, it's the time of year when my pants are more buoyant than my life jack...
    Updated Apr 09 2015 01:16 pm   |     |   Share
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Laurie Goodsell was wandering the woods near Alton in southern Utah when this mule deer doe photo-bombed her picture of wild turkeys. Or was it the other way around? Out Takes: Deer photo bombs wild turkeys
    Laurie Goodsell was wandering the woods near Alton in southern Utah when this mule deer doe photo-bombed her picture of wild turkeys. Or was it the ot...
    Updated Mar 20 2015 02:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Nathaniel Coleman, trains at the momentum climbing gym in Sandy, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Coleman, just won his third bouldering national championship. Recreation: Murray High senior climbs to the top
    It’s easy for Rosane Coleman to remember when her son Nathaniel Coleman started climbing. In fact, it’s harder for her to remember when he wasn’t. “...
    Updated Mar 18 2015 08:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Fishermen fish a shallow niche of Sevenmile Canyon at Lake Powell. Recreation: Intimidated by fishing massive reservoirs? Free DWR seminar may help
    Fish biologists, it turns out, have a learning curve just like anglers. Ryan Mosley knows how intimidating fishing a new water can be, particularly ma...
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  • FISHING
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  • |  Courtesy 

There is a lot to be excited about at Minersville Reservoir. During our annual netting survey, the Utah Division of Wildlife found good numbers of rainbow trout up to 22 inches, wipers up to five pounds, and even a few smallmouth bass up to four pounds. All fish were in great condition. Numbers of Utah chubs were down, indicating that wipers are doing their job well. Fishing has been a little tough lately, but 2015 could be a good year to go after some nice fish. Minersville Spring Survey - Big trout, wipers and bass
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  • FISHING
    |  Courtesy Wayne Gustaveson

While fishing for stripers in Warm Creek my lure ticked the bottom 
momentarily.  It was long enough for a small quagga mussel to snap shut on the hook.  This is my first shell-hooked catch of a live mussel. If 
a mussel can bite a rattletrap there is no reason that it could not catch an anchor rope,ski rope or any other object under the water.  Make sure to clean, drain and dry your boat when leaving Lake Powell. Lake Powell Fishing Report - Everything biting, including quagga mussels
    Lake Powell Fish Report   Lake Elevation: 3591.25  Water Temperature 55 - 63 F  By: Wayne Gustaveson of Wayne's Words   This is an incredible time to ...
    Updated Apr 02 2015 02:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Franciso Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Steep cliffs, narrow canyons and wildlife greet visitors to the famed landscape that is Zion National Park. Zion National Park confirms employee has tuberculosis, but insists visitors safe
    A concessions worker at southern Utah’s Zion National Park has been confirmed as being infected with tuberculosis. Park spokesman David Eaker said Thu...
    Updated Mar 20 2015 10:12 am   |     |   Share
  • FISHING
    Courtesy  |  Ryan Mosley, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Natalie Boren, UDWR Reservoir Biologist from Vernal, with a big Flaming Gorge rainbow trout. Flaming Gorge Report - Fast-forward fishing
    Flaming Gorge Fishing Report from UDWR Flaming Gorge Project Leader Ryan Mosley. What a spring! We need the snow, or at least some form of precipitat...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 12:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)  
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources' annual mountain goat viewing is scheduled for Saturday at the park-and-ride lot at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Recreation: Hoof up to Rock Creek Canyon to scope Uinta mountain goats
    Chinese New Year was less than a month ago, and this iteration is dedicated to the year of the sheep or goat. So seeing a goat in person can’t hurt y...
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