Tundra Swans Arriving in Utah Marshes

Tundra swans are arriving throughout northern Utah this week. As of November 1st, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources had spotted more than 4,700 swans. “Swans are just starting to fly into the marshes,” shares DWR migratory game bird coordinator Blair Stringham. “If you’re one of the 2,000 hunters who drew a swan hunting permit in Utah, now is the perfect time to head to the marsh.” Swan hunting season ends December 11th. One reminder from the DWR is that within 72 hours of taking a swan, the bird or its head must be taken to a DWR office to be examined and measured and a harvest questionnaire must be complete before January 10th. Any hunter who fails to do so will not be allowed to apply for a swan permit in 2017.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.