The 2015 Utah Hunting Season

The 2015 hunting season has arrived. Here is some info for anyone coming to Southern Utah this season. Every year the state of Utah sells a certain amount of species-specific hunting permits. The most common hunts in Southern Utah are for deer and elk. Permits for antelope, bison, bighorn sheep, and moose can also be obtained. A limited amount of once-in-a-lifetime and predatory animal permits are also awarded to a lucky few. […]

September 6th, 2015|Outdoor adventures, Wildlife|

The Hunt 2014

The 2014 hunting season has arrived. Here is some info for anyone coming to Southern Utah this season. Every year the state of Utah sells or allows lotteries for a certain amount of species-specific hunting permits. The most common hunts in Southern Utah are for deer and elk. Permits for antelope, bison, bighorn sheep, and moose can also be obtained. A limited amount of once-in-a-lifetime and predatory animal permits are also awarded to a lucky few. […]

September 4th, 2014|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Wildlife|

The Most Peaceful Pastime

Many people enjoy hunting in the mountain regions of Southern Utah, especially at this time of year. However, even if you don’t consider yourself a huntsman, there is still an amazing way to experience nature up close. We are referring to bugling – elk calling. And, while it may sound a little strange to those who haven’t tried it before, it is one of the most peaceful hobbies in the world. […]

October 31st, 2013|Nature, Wildlife|

Top 5 Fishing Spots

Southern Utah has hundreds of lakes and rivers. The Department of Wildlife Resource regularly stocks many of these with fish. This means that this area is fisherman’s paradise. And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want to share that paradise with you. This is a list of our top 5 Best Utah Fishing Spots (in no particular order) that are fairly close to the Lodge. […]

May 31st, 2013|Outdoor adventures, Wildlife|

The Henry Mountains

The Henry Mountains are a very secluded mountain range in South Central Utah. For anyone who wants to “get away from it all” for awhile, we can think of no better place. The Henrys were the last explored range in America, and the last to be named. Their namesake is Joseph Henry, the noted physicist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institute. […]

April 3rd, 2013|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Wildlife|

The Best Ice Fishing…Anywhere

Just because the lakes are frozen, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still have an awesome winter fishing experience. Ice fishing can be just as fun as summer fishing, if somewhat colder. (We definitely recommend warm clothes and good boots.) To help you in your winter fishing adventure, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have pooled the knowledge of the locals to bring you this list of the best ice fishing in the state. Check out the Division of Wildlife Resource’s webpage here for further information on ice fishing in Utah, including safety tips. […]

December 28th, 2012|Outdoor adventures, Wildlife|

Five Spots to Fish in Utah

Southern Utah has hundreds of lakes and rivers that are regularly stocked with fish. This means that we live in a fisherman’s paradise. And we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want to share that paradise with you. A complete list of Southern Utah fishing locations is beyond the scope of this blog, so we’ll concentrate on our five favorite lakes and rivers (in no particular order) all of which are fairly close to the Lodge. […]

November 12th, 2012|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Travel, Wildlife|

Animals of Wayne County

The flora and fauna of Wayne County add to the natural geological beauty of this land. Watching for the different native animals can provide additional entertainment for both adults and children. On your next road trip to Capitol Reef, we at the Lodge challenge you to watch for these animals – see how many you can spot. […]

October 12th, 2012|Education, Nature, Outdoor adventures, Wildlife|

Hunting Season ’12

Fall means cooler weather, beautiful colors, and, of course, the start of hunting season. Since our backyard offers some of the best hunting opportunities in the state, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch thought we’d do a brief write-up on the coming hunting season. […]

September 15th, 2012|Nature, Outdoor adventures, Wildlife|

Day of the Condor

This July, on the fourteenth, the Division of Wildlife Resources will again host its Day of the Condor event. Every year the DWR sets up camp in a location in Southern Utah and invites the public to come view the rare Californian condor. This year, the “Day of the Condor” event will take place from eight until noon on Kolob Reservoir Road. Kolob Reservoir is located about 21 miles north of the town of Virgin. […]

July 13th, 2012|Education, Nature, Travel, Wildlife|