(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Gary Hinds and his children Matt, Morgan and Aimee, embark on a duck hunting trip at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Friday October 18, 2013.
Hunters happy with shutdown’s end as Bear River refuge reopens
The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Oct 18 2013 08:09 pm • Last Updated Oct 21 2013 09:54 am
With the end of the federal government shutdown, the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge has reopened, much to the delight of water-fowl hunters.
The refuge is located about 50 miles north of Salt Lake City on the northeast arm of the Great Salt Lake near Brigham City. It is comprised of some 74,000 acres, including about 41,000 acres of freshwater wetlands.
An estimated half million ducks and 5,000 Canada geese are counted at the refuge each fall.
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