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Oct22

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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Oct22

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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Oct22

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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Oct22

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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Oct22

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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Oct22

Haunted Village

Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 31 , 2014
There are a few haunted houses around, but only one Haunted Village! The most anticipated haunting of the season is at…
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Oct22

Here and Over There: The…

Oct 10, 2014 - Dec 7 , 2014
 An exhibition from Special Collections recognizing the history and humanity of World War I,  or The Great…
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Oct22

Homestead Paranormal…

Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 22 , 2014
A rare opportunity to join members of Southern Utah Paranormal (SUP) as they investigate Frontier Homestead State Park…
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Oct22

Resident on Display

Oct 10, 2014 - Nov 25 , 2014
Resident on Display: See the amazing talents of South Jordan residents as they display their artwork and photography.…
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Oct22

Strangling Brothers Haunted…

Oct 4, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus will roll into town on Friday, September 12 with a larger and more frightening…
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Oct22

The Marriage of Figaro

Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014
Mozart composed “The Marriage of Figaro” in 1786 to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. The opera takes place…
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Oct22

Thriller

Oct 10, 2014 - Nov 1 , 2014
Odyssey Dance Theatre is excited to bring its popular Halloween Spectacular Thriller to several locations in…
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Oct22

Wiggle Worms

Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 29 , 2014
Wiggle Worms is a lively program of stories, songs, shakers and parachutes for infants and toddlers up to 2.5 years of…
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Oct22

Wild Wednesdays: Batty about…

Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 22 , 2014
Utah has 18 species or kinds of bats! Kick off the Halloween season by learning about these misunderstood and amazing…
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Oct22

Witch Fest

Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 31 , 2014
Historic Gardner Village in West Jordan gets bewitched for Halloween with dozens of creative life-size witches and fun…
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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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