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The board that has the final say about hunting, fishing and how wildlife is managed in Utah will have three openings that need to be filled.

SALT LAKE CITY — The board that has the final say about hunting, fishing and how wildlife is managed in Utah will have three openings that need to be filled.

In August, Kirk Woodward, Calvin Crandall and Steve Dalton will leave the Utah Wildlife Board after six years of service.

Applications to fill the three positions — which can be found at wildlife.utah.gov/board-rac.html — will be accepted Friday, Feb. 1, through Friday, March. 15.

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According to Staci Coons, board coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the DWR has divided the state into five regions, and the seven-member board must include a representative from each region.

At least one of the candidates must be from northeastern Utah, and the other two can be filled by anyone in the state.

The Utah Wildlife Board Nominating Committee — an 11-member committee appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert — will review the applications and select candidates to interview. Then, the committee will forward its recommendations to the Herbert, who will make the final decision. The members the governor appoints will serve for one six-year term.