Posted November 13, 2015 4:00 pm by Comments

By Vanessa Torres

Thousands of tundra swans are migrating through Utah right now. If you drew a permit to hunt swans this fall, it's time to visit the marsh.
Thousands of tundra swans are migrating through Utah right now. If you drew a permit to hunt swans this fall, it’s time to visit the marsh.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR)
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR)

Utah -(Ammoland.com)- Thousands of tundra swans are flying into northern Utah right now.

During a Nov. 4 survey flown over marshes on the northeastern shore of Great Salt Lake, Blair Stringham spotted more than 25,000 swans. And more are on their way.

“If you’re one of the 2,000 hunters who drew a swan hunting permit in Utah,” says Stringham, migratory game bird coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, “now is the perfect time to head to the marsh.”

The DWR usually flies its weekly swan surveys on Tuesday mornings. You can keep track of swans by visiting the swan web page.

Utah’s swan hunting season ends Dec. 13.

Bear River Refuge is a good choice

To protect trumpeter swans, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Utah Wildlife Board have closed some areas to swan hunting. The closed area includes all of Utah north of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and north of Forest Street (the road leading …Read the Rest

Source:: AmmoLand

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