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Critics say bill prioritizes hunting access over money for schools
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Critics say bill prioritizes hunting access over money for schools

The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with Utah News Dispatch. Hunting interests could take precedence over the interests of Utah students and private parties like the Ute Indian Tribe, say critics.  HB262 gives the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) preferential treatment during the sale of large blocks...

Wildlife officials let hundreds of pheasant hatchlings die– critics say there’s a bigger problem
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Wildlife officials let hundreds of pheasant hatchlings die– critics say there’s a bigger problem

The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Less than two weeks after the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) received a shipment of 500 pheasant hatchlings in June, “approximately 470″ of the chicks were found dead in their pens. The dead hatchlings represented more...