28 episodes

Have you ever wondered how wildlife agencies catch and track ducks and geese? Are you curious about what happens inside a fish hatchery? “Wild,” a new podcast produced by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, will answer these questions and provide insight into the work that Utah does to protect its wildlife.

A new episode will be launched the third Tuesday of each month and will feature an inside look at different projects and jobs within Utah’s wildlife agency.

Wild Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    • Government
    • 4.7 • 60 Ratings

Have you ever wondered how wildlife agencies catch and track ducks and geese? Are you curious about what happens inside a fish hatchery? “Wild,” a new podcast produced by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, will answer these questions and provide insight into the work that Utah does to protect its wildlife.

A new episode will be launched the third Tuesday of each month and will feature an inside look at different projects and jobs within Utah’s wildlife agency.

    Ep. 28: Shooting ranges

    Ep. 28: Shooting ranges

    In this episode, DWR Hunter Education Program Manager Ralynne Takeda and DWR Wildlife Recreation Coordinator Gary Cook go in-depth about the two public shooting ranges that the Division manages: the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range in Salt Lake City and the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range in Logan. They talk about the amenities at each facility, some unique things that people may not know about the ranges and some of their favorite memories there.

    • 28 min
    Ep. 27: Prairie dog relocations

    Ep. 27: Prairie dog relocations

    In this episode, DWR Utah Prairie Dog Recovery Biologist Adam Kavalunas and DWR Impact Analysis Biologist Jessica Kinross talk about the unique balancing act of managing prairie dogs in Utah. There are three prairie dog species in Utah, one of which is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. DWR and its partners are working to help the species recover, which often includes trapping and relocating the animals when they cause damage to private property with their elaborate burrows. This episode was originally recorded in July 2021.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 26: Electrofishing for browns

    Ep. 26: Electrofishing for browns

    In this episode, DWR Central Region Sportfish Project Leader Mike Slater talks all about electrofishing — what it is, how it works, and what this unique fish surveying method tells biologists about fish in different waterbodies around Utah.

    • 29 min
    Ep. 25: Creatures of the night

    Ep. 25: Creatures of the night

    In this episode, DWR Wildlife Conservation Biologist Adam Brewerton talks about what is possibly Utah’s most misunderstood species: bats. He explains what goes into surveying these animals, debunks some of the myths surrounding bats and talks about some of their unique features. This episode was originally recorded in August 2021.

    • 24 min
    Ep. 24: Replanting Utah

    Ep. 24: Replanting Utah

    In this episode, DWR Habitat Restoration Coordinator Danny Summers talks about a one-of-a-kind facility in Utah: The Great Basin Research Center and Seed Warehouse. He explains the purpose of the facility and how it benefits landscapes — especially those burned in a wildfire.

    • 33 min
    Ep. 23: Enforcing Wildlife Laws

    Ep. 23: Enforcing Wildlife Laws

    In this episode, DWR Law Enforcement Capt. Wyatt Bubak explains some misconceptions that people have about conservation officers, some of the various duties they perform, and the most common mistakes hunters and anglers make (and how to avoid them.)

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Oestesilvestre ,

#utahisrad

Just found this podcast and I love it! I agree with the review that asked for a native cutthroat trout episode. Would also love some episodes about non-game wildlife: birding, native reptiles and amphibians, small mammals, bats, wild horses, even insects. Then some species specific episodes—from cougars to jack rabbits and rattlesnakes to sage grouse and everything in between. Keep the great content coming! Thanks.

AlexTatum ,

Greatness

Great podcast! A native cutthroat trout fisheries episode please!

Brhellstern ,

Great

I wish there were more of them coming out more often. These are great.

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