Waterfowl Hunt Approaching

Utah’s waterfowl hunt is quickly approaching and the Division of Wildlife Resources has tips to help put more birds in your bag this year. Even with drier conditions last spring, the duck population in Utah had good success even considering a hail storm that killed some of the new population, shares migratory bird coordinator Blair Stringham. Geese are also doing well but both populations will likely be drawn to the state’s waterfowl management areas and refuges due to the dry conditions elsewhere. Stringham recommends watching weather reports to see when storms will push bird populations into Utah. He also recommends using decoys and good camouflage so the birds can’t see you. Utah’s waterfowl hunt opens up on October 1st. Download your free guidebook at www.wildlife.utah.gov.

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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.