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Conservation and SFW Properties

SFW is a charitable non-profit wildlife conservation organization. The mission of SFW is to promote the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat, assist in providing quality wildlife management programs, educating the public about the role hunters play in wildlife conservation, and perpetuating the family tradition of hunting and fishing.

Utah Conservation Program Information

Habitat Properties

SFW has acquired several properties in Utah that are classified as “Critical Winter Range” for deer, elk and/or other big game species. Each property was purchased after considerable evaluation by local SFW member and a thorough analysis of the property’s value for winter big game survival. Most of these properties are within the “green belt”, and SFW has funded habitat improvement projects on each one except Smithfield.

Kamas, Utah – 440 Acres
SFW owns Fee Simple. DWR has Conservation Easement except on floating 10 acre parcel.

Smithfield, Utah – 160 Acres
SFW owns Fee Simple with 16 acre separate parcel purchased from the LDS Church included in the total. SFW also purchased 144 from the Weeks, and sold 1 acre to the city of Smithfield for water. SFW receives year round water-guzzzler resources plus rehab of the work area.

Sowers Canyon, Utah – 280 Acres
SFW owns 280 acres Fee Simple, currently with 2 well sites on the land and approval for 2 more to be drilled.

Beaver, Utah – 640 Acres
SFW owns Fee Simple, and DWR has a Conservation Easement.

Sterling, Utah – 140 Acres
SFW owns Fee Simple and Sterling City owns wells on property)

Sevier County, Utah – 200 Acres
Duncan Mountain- SFW owns Fee Simple

Related Conservation Issues

Mule Deer Transplant Project

Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife has partnered with the Utah Division of Wildlife and BYU on an historic mule deer translocation project. Over a series of two different captures, does along the Parowan Front (the wildlife management area by Summit, Utah just north of Cedar City, Utah) will be translocated to the Fillmore WMA east of Holden.

 

Tackling Mule Deer Issues in Utah

SFW has a strong history of tackling some of America’s most difficult wildlife issues. Now is the time to turn the tide on declining mule deer populations and improve mule deer hunting in Utah. SFW is asking for your help to fix the problem and grow more deer in Utah. Please take the time to watch this quick video on the future of Mule Deer in Utah.

 

Utah Predator Control Program – Coyote Hunting

Learn about Utah’s new laws to control coyotes and other predators, and how predator control will help Utah’s mule deer. Get the facts, get answers to common questions, view maps, register for program and more. Learn More

Our Mission

"The mission of SFW is to promote the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat, assist in providing quality wildlife management programs, educating the public about the role hunters play in wildlife conservation, and perpetuating the family tradition of hunting and fishing".