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.