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Oct25

28th Annual Bison Range Ride…

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
This annual event is an opportunity to view one of the nation’s largest and oldest public herds as horseback…
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Oct25

Arsenic and Old Lace

Oct 17, 2014 - Nov 3 , 2014
The PG Players will continue their 30th anniversary celebration by bringing back another comedy classic, Arsenic and…
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Oct25

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
For over 20 years, kids 12 and younger have donned their costumes to trick-or-treat at the Zoo! Over 20 candy booths…
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Oct25

Brent Godfrey Solo Exhibiton

Oct 16, 2014 - Nov 15 , 2014
In "Personae" Godfrey reflects upon who we are as individuals and communities. His figures move through…
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Oct25

Brigham Young University…

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
BYU Mens A Capella group returns to Monticello. Vocal Point is Brigham Young University’s premiere 9-man a…
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Oct25

Catch Me If You Can

Oct 8, 2014 - Nov 29 , 2014
A Regional Premiere! Fresh from Broadway! This high-flying musical sings the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. ...is he…
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Oct25

Cemetery Clues

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Cemetery Clues, a history related Halloween activity. Using clues from personal stories, each group will try to…
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Oct25

Cornbelly's Corn Maze and…

Oct 3, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Cornbelly's is Utah's most popular Halloween destination. You're sure to be lost, laughin' and lovin it…
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Oct25

Damn Yankees

Oct 2, 2014 - Nov 22 , 2014
This rousing musical about America's favorite pastime knocks it out of the park! Hit songs and doubleheaders tell…
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Oct25

Deewali, Festival of Lights

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Diwali is a shortened version of Deepawali (deepa=lamps, wali=row: rows of lamps). Households in India put lamps in…
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Oct25

Fall Family Festival

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Come celebrate fall at the Fall Family Festival, hosted by New Creation Church in Sandy. A fun-filled festival full of…
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Oct25

Ghosts of Camp Floyd

Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Is Camp Floyd haunted? Participate in a paranormal investigation of Camp Floyd. Learn ghost hunting…
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Oct25

Hallow's Eve Exhibit

Oct 14, 2014 - Nov 9 , 2014
"Hallow's Eve" Exhibit at the Urban Arts Gallery The Utah Arts Alliance is proud to present…
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Oct25

Halloween Concert with…

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Kensington  Symphony Orchestra presents their annual family-friendly Halloween Concert. Join them as they present…
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Oct25

Halloween Lift Rides

Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sundance while you soar over Halloween themed scenes and are greeted by costume-clad…
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Bison, Antelope Island, Utah, Great Salt Lake, State Park, Wildlife

Bison on Antelope Island

There are 600 free-roaming bison on Antelope Island with plenty of viewing opportunities. Each October, the public is invited to help with the herd's roundup.

Nature and Wildlife

Utah is a land of contrast and variety in landscapes, in color, in precipitation, and of the abundant natural, undeveloped space necessary for a healthy ecosystem full of wildlife. With more than 600 species of mammals, fishes, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, Utah has so much to offer wildlife viewing aficionados, hunters, and fisherman.

In winter, take a sleigh ride through Hardware Ranch for a chance to observe a close up herd of a thousand or more wild elk taking refuge from the harsh winter environs found in the mountains just above the valley. Cast your line into the waters of the Green River as you float through Red Canyon. Watch rainbow and cutthroat trout as they dart through crystal clear waters, so many you could imagine taking a dip and grabbing one with your bare hands This is just the beginning, one of countless special "blue-ribbon" fishing opportunities to be had throughout the state.

Utah is a fantastic state for birders. The Great Salt Lake and its wetlands, a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network site, is a critical staging area for millions of migrating waterfowl and shorebirds from the Arctic Tundra to the tip of South America! Make sure to Visit Antelope Island State Park and notice countless birds as well as bison, deer, California bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope and many other types of wildlife.

Within this land of color and contrast, hunters are sure to find their bliss. Utah is a haven for mule deer and elk hunting, in addition to a variety of bird game, such as the wild turkey and chukar grouse. Some hunters choose to try their luck at obtaining one of the limited numbers of permits issued to hunt black bear, bison, or mountain lion.

Whether you're interested in seeing wildlife in its natural habitat, or a hunting and/or fishing experience par none, Utah, with its gift of abundant, undisturbed wilderness, cannot be surpassed.

Click here to view a printable onesheeter with additional information.


Founded by Utah's Hogle Zoo in 2009, The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR), Wildlife Protection Society (WPS), and Utah State University (USU) have partnered to develop tools to educate individuals and communities about how to live, work, and recreate safely in wildlife habitats in Utah.
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WAU provides simple guidance and direction for Utah communities through these three main messages:
   • Be Aware of the wild: Learn about wildlife
   • Share the wild: Respect and change behaviors
   • Care for the wild: Take action, coexist safely and help wildlife stay wild.

Learn more by visiting the Wild Aware Utah website.

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