Ogden will host the first archery qualifiers for the Youth Olympic Games in July of 2009, according to the International Archery Federation.

The 2009 Youth Archery World Championships are the main qualifier for the Youth Olympic Games, which will be held in 2010 in Singapore.

The 2009 Youth Archery World Championships is expected to bring more than 450 athletes between the ages of 14 and 18 from more than 50 different countries to compete for titles and Olympic spots.

The organizing committee will be headed up by Greg Easton and Denise Parker, a three-time three time Olympian and the youngest medalist in the Seoul Olympics in 1988.

The competition will be held at Weber State University.


National Trails Day is June 7. The event encourages people to get outside, get active and experience the wonders of trails in their communities.

Trails can become pathways to better health. Regular physical activity, including using trails and pathways, is very beneficial for preventing or controlling many diseases.

People are invited to join the staff from Wasatch Mountain State Park for a walk in the park along the new Gold Medal Mile Trail and the future site of the Huber Grove Trail. The event begins at 11 a.m. at the visitor center. Call 435-654-1791.

The Lakeview Trail will open at Rockport. Call 435-336-2241.

For more information and a listing of other National Trails Day activities visit


Anglers who would like to see changes in Utah's fishing regulations have until June 4 to voice their opinions.

"2009 is still a long way ways off, but our biologists need time to determine how practical and biologically sound each idea is," said Drew Cushing, warm water sport fisheries coordinator for the DWR.

"They would like to receive your ideas before June 4. Then they'll do the work needed to decide which ideas will work."

The DWR will present its final recommendations to the public in September.

There are three ways to submit ideas:

• E-mail to [email protected].

• Mail ideas to Sport Fisheries Coordinator, Division of Wildlife Resources, Box 146301, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6301.

• Attend an upcoming Regional Advisory Council meeting.

The meetings will be:

May 27 — Southern Region at 7 p.m. at Cross Hollows Intermediate School, 2215 W. Royal Hunte Drive Dr. in Cedar City.

May 28 — Southeastern Region at 6:30 p.m. at John Wesley Powell Museum, 885 E. Main St. in Green River.

May 29 — Northeastern Region at 6:30 p.m. at Western Park, Room 2, 302 E. 200 South in Vernal.

June 3 — Central Region at 6:30 p.m. at Springville Junior High School, 165 S. 700 East in Springville.

June 4 — Northern Region at 6 p.m. at Brigham City Community Center, 24 N. 300 West in Brigham City.

For information call the nearest DWR office or 801-538-4700.


More permits will be available in Utah this year to hunt anterless big game animals.

Members of the Utah Wildlife Board increased the number of cow elk, cow moose and doe pronghorn antelope permits available for this fall's hunts.

Hunters can apply for a permit starting June 2. Applications must be received no later than June 30.

Permits available include:

Doe deer — 1,730 (2007) to 1,170 (2008)

Cow elk — 7,931 (2007) to 10,529 (2008)

Doe pronghorn — 392 (2007) to 727 (2008)

Cow moose — 89 (2007) to 109 (2008)

For information call the nearest DWR office or 801-538-4700.