UTAH BIG GAME
What can you ex- CONTENTS
pect to see in the 2010
3 Contact information
big game season? Quite
a few changes. 6 Important dates
There will be 7 License and permit fees
new hunts for bighorn 9 Basic requirements
sheep and pronghorn, 10 It’s required: Hunter education
a return to statewide archery and excit- 11 Big game hunts
ing opportunities for young hunters. 11 Buck deer hunting
You’ll also nd a shorter general 12 Hunters with disabilities
ri e deer season statewide. In most ar- 14 Bull elk hunting
eas, the ri e hunt will last ve days, but 18 Buck pronghorn hunting
in some areas, it will be shortened to a 18 Once-in-a-lifetime hunting
three-day hunt. See page 6 for details. 21 What can I apply for?
The Utah Wildlife Board chose to 22 Applying for a big game permit
implement the shorter hunts, hoping 24 Applying as a group
25 Waiting periods
for a decrease in buck harvest and an
26 Bonus points
increase in buck-to-doe ratios. 27 Preference points
In addition to these changes, the 28 Surrendering a permit
Board is discussing widespread hunt 30 Permit refunds and exchanges
restructuring for the 2011 season. 31 2011 sportsman permits
If you have feedback on the chang- 32 Cooperative Wildlife Manage-
es made in 2010 or suggestions for the ment Units
restructuring in 2011, please share your 34 Dedicated Hunter program
input with your local Regional Advisory 35 Voluntary ammunition program
Council. You can nd their contact infor- 36 Chronic wasting disease
mation online at wildlife.utah.gov. 37 Field requirements
You are also welcome to 37 Hunting hours
contact the Division by e-mailing 37 Hunter orange requirement
email@example.com or by calling 38 Firearms and archery equipment
41 Areas with special restrictions
any Division o ce.
The guidebook is a proclamation 43 Prohibited hunting methods
of the Utah Wildlife Board. It summa- 44 Tagging, transporting and
rizes the rules and laws that regulate exporting big game
big game hunting in Utah. For an 45 Possession and use of big game
in-depth look at these rules and laws, 47 Hunt tables
you can visit wildlife.utah.gov/rules or 48 Mandatory reporting
contact the nearest Division o ce. 72 Reference maps
On the cover: A Rocky Mountain goat in the
80 Depredation hunts
Tushar Mountains. Photo by Lynn Chamberlain
CONTACT US HIGHLIGHTS
Oﬃces are open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., What’s new this season?
Monday through Thursday.
Five-day riﬂe deer hunt statewide: In 2010,
Division oﬃces the general any legal weapon (ri e) deer hunt will
be shortened to ve days in most areas. Adults
Salt Lake Oﬃce may hunt from Oct. 23–27, 2010. Youth will have
1594 W North Temple an additional four days to hunt, with a season
that runs from Oct. 23–31. For more information,
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6301 please see page 6.
(801) 538-4700 Three-day riﬂe deer hunt on ﬁve units:
There are a few hunting units where the general
any legal weapon (ri e) deer season will be three
319 N Carbonville Road, Ste A days. In 2010, the hunting season will last from
Price, UT 84501 Oct. 23–Oct. 25 on the following units: Cache,
(435) 613-3700 Ogden, Oquirrh-Stansbury, Monroe and South
Slope (Vernal). For a complete list of season dates
in those ve units, please see page 6.
1470 N Airport Road
Cedar City, UT 84721 Hunting in Salt Lake County: Before
(435) 865-6100 you hunt deer or elk in Salt Lake County, visit
wildlife.utah.gov/maps to view the boundaries
Central Region and to note any special restrictions.
1115 N Main Street
Springville, UT 84663 Return to statewide archery: In 2010,
(801) 491-5678 archery hunters will not have to pick a region
before heading into the eld. If you obtain a
Northeastern Region general archery buck deer permit, you can hunt
152 E 100 N open units statewide.
Vernal, UT 84078
(435) 781-9453 Slightly shorter spike bull season: This year,
the archery spike bull elk hunt will be two days
Northern Region shorter than last year, running from Aug. 21–Sept.
515 E 5300 S 10. This will allow hunters who draw limited-entry
Ogden, UT 84405 archery elk permits to hunt without interference
(801) 476-2740 from spike hunters for a full seven days.
Four new bighorn sheep hunts: In 2010,
you can apply to hunt bighorn sheep in four new
areas: North Slope, Three Corners Goslin; Box
Wildlife Board members Elder, Pilot Mountain; Stansbury and Zion. For
Jake Albrecht Rick Woodard, Chair more information, see the hunt tables that begin
Del Brady Ernie Perkins, Vice Chair on page 47.
Bill Fenimore James F. Karpowitz,
Tom Hatch Division Director New muzzleloader pronghorn hunt: This
Keele Johnson Executive Secretary year, there will be a muzzleloader pronghorn hunt
New boundary for pronghorn unit: The
Take a closer look at the boundary of the San Rafael pronghorn unit has
rules expanded to include the Henry Mountains unit.
This guidebook summarizes Utah’s big For more information, please see the unit bound-
game hunting laws and rules. Although it ary map online at wildlife.utah.gov/maps.
is a convenient quick-reference document
Changes to motorized vehicle access: This
for Utah big game regulations, it is not an
year, there will be changes to motorized vehicle
access in the Dixie National Forest. For more
For an in-depth look at the state’s big
infomation visit www.fs.fed.us/r4/dixie.
game hunting laws and rules, visit wildlife.
You can use the references in the
And keep in mind
guidebook—such as Utah Administrative Hunting license required: Before you can
Rule R657-5-24 and Utah Code § 23-20- apply for a 2010 big game permit, bonus point
25—to search the Division’s Web site for or preference point, you must have a valid Utah
the detailed statute or rule that underpins hunting or combination license. Please see pages
the guidebook summary. 9–10 for more information.
If you have questions about a particular
rule, call or visit the nearest Division o ce. Mandatory reporting: All premium limited-
entry, limited-entry, management buck deer,
CWMU, conservation, convention and once-in-
on the Plateau unit during the general muzzle-
a-lifetime hunters must report hunt information
loader deer hunt.
within 30 calendar days after the end of the
More permits for young hunters: If you’re a hunting season (even if they did not harvest
general season deer hunter—and you’re 18 years an animal). It’s easy to submit a report: visit
old or younger—you now have a better chance of wildlife.utah.gov or call 1-800-221-0659. If you
obtaining a permit. To learn more about the 1,500 didn’t report your 2009 harvest success by the
additional archery permits that will be available reporting deadline, you can restore your eligibility
to youth on July 8, please see the information box to apply for a 2010 permit by paying a $50 late
on page 25. fee. For more information, please see page 48.
Wearing hunter orange: In 2009, the Utah Collecting shed antlers: If you want to collect
Legislature modi ed Utah’s hunter orange regula- shed antlers and horns from Feb. 1 to April 15,
tion. Please see page 37 for details. you must rst complete an online course. Then,
you must carry your course-completion certi cate
Use a licensed guide: If you plan to use on your person while collecting the antlers and
a guide or out tter in the 2010 hunting horns. For more information, see page 46.
season, please make sure that he or she is
licensed. Please see page 37 for details or visit Guidebook correction: If errors are found in
https://secure.utah.gov/llv/llv. this guidebook after it is printed, the Divi-
sion will correct them in the online copy. Visit
Changes to deer season dates: The wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks to view digital
muzzleloader deer season dates have changed versions of all the Division’s guidebooks.
signi cantly on both the Paunsaugunt and the La
Sal, Dolores Triangle units this year. You’ll nd the Protection from discrimination: The Division
new dates on pages 48 and 50. receives federal nancial assistance from the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service. Under Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilita-
tion Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Boundary descriptions
Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination online
Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments Looking for a map and a boundary de-
of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior and scription for your hunting area? A boundary
its bureaus prohibit discrimination on the basis of description will be printed on your permit.
race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. You’ll also nd detailed maps and
If you believe that you have been discriminated boundary descriptions online. Visit
against in any program, activity or facility, or if wildlife.utah.gov/maps to download and
you desire further information, please write to: print your boundaries today.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
O ce for Diversity and Civil Rights
Programs—External Programs the landowner or the landowner’s authorized
4040 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 130 representative. For more information, please see
Arlington, VA 22203 the Trespassing section on page 42.
Private lands: The Division cannot guarantee Division funding: The Division is mostly funded
access to any private land. If you plan to hunt—or by the sale of hunting and shing licenses and
engage in any other wildlife-related activities— through federal aid made possible by an excise
in an area made up of all or mostly private lands, tax on the sale of rearms and other hunting- and
you must obtain WRITTEN permission from shing-related equipment.
Don’t lose your hunting and ﬁshing privileges
If you commit a wildlife violation, you could lose the privilege of hunting and
shing in Utah. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources can
suspend the license of anyone who knowingly, intention-
ally or recklessly violates wildlife laws. Your license can
be suspended for a wildlife violation if:
You are convicted.
You plead guilty or
You enter a plea in abeyance.
You will be noti ed of any action against your
privilege after criminal proceedings conclude.
And remember, if your license is suspended in
Utah, you may not be permitted to hunt or
sh in most other states. (Visit ianrc.org to
see a map of participating states.)
General season dates Sportsman and
Hunt Dates statewide conservation
General archery deer* Aug. 21–Sept. 17 permit season dates
General muzzleloader Sept. 29–Oct. 7 Hunt Dates
Deer and elk on any open Aug. 21–Aug. 31
General any legal weapon Oct. 23–Oct. 27 unit with archery equip-
deer* (over 18 years of ment**
Deer and elk on any Sept. 1–Jan. 15,
General any legal weapon Oct. 23–Oct. 31 open unit with any legal 2011
deer* (18 years of age or weapon**
younger on Aug. 21, 2010)
Pronghorn and moose on Sept. 1–Nov. 15
Northern Region buck/bull Oct. 9–Oct. 21 any open unit with any
combination legal weapon
General archery any bull Aug. 21–Sept. 17 Bighorn sheep, Rocky Sept. 1–Dec. 31
elk Mountain goat and bison
General archery spike elk Aug. 21–Sept. 10 on any open unit with any
General season spike Oct. 9–Oct. 21
bull elk Turkey on any open unit April 1–May 31
General season any bull Oct. 9–Oct. 21 Black bear on any open During the season
elk unit dates listed in the
2010 Utah Black
General muzzleloader elk Nov. 3–Nov. 11 Bear Guidebook
Youth general any bull elk Sept. 18–Sept. 26 for that unit
Youth late season any Nov. 3–Nov. 28 Cougar on any open unit During the season
bull elk or any harvest-objective dates listed in
unit that has been closed the 2010–2011
* The Cache, Ogden, Oquirrh-Stansbury , Monroe and after meeting its objective Utah Cougar
South Slope (Vernal) hunting units are only open during Guidebook for
the following season dates: that unit
General archery deer: Aug. 21–Sept. 5
** You may not take an elk or Rocky Mountain bighorn
General muzzleloader deer: Sept. 29–Oct. 3 sheep on the Pilot Mountain hunting unit.
General any legal weapon deer: Oct. 23–Oct. 25 ‡ Antelope Island is not an open unit for any permit.
Shed antler and shed Big game application
horn season dates period
Online course and comple- Feb. 1–April 15 Starting Feb. 1, you can visit wildlife.utah.gov
tion certi cate required† to apply for the following items:
No requirements Jan. 1–31 and Big game hunting permits
April 16–Dec. 31 Bonus points
† You must complete this course every year. See page 46 Preference points
for details. You must apply online or by phone no later
than March 1, 2010. There’s an 11 p.m. deadline
for online applications and a 6 p.m. deadline A license agent list is available at
for phone applications. To apply, simply visit wildlife.utah.gov/licenses/agent.html. Before you
wildlife.utah.gov or call any Division o ce. If you visit any of the agents, contact them to verify their
apply for bonus or preference points only, the hours of operation.
deadline is March 8.
Results of the big game drawing will be avail- General elk and remaining
able April 29. For more information, see page 23. deer permits
General elk and remaining deer permits will
Remaining permits be available beginning June 17 at 7 a.m. You can
buy permits at wildlife.utah.gov and at license
Remaining limited-entry agent locations and Division o ces.
permits A license agent list is available at
Any limited-entry permits remaining after wildlife.utah.gov/licenses/agent.html. Before you
the big game drawing will be available begin- visit any of the agents, contact them to verify their
ning June 15 at 7 a.m. You can buy permits at hours of operation.
wildlife.utah.gov and at license agent locations
and Division o ces.
LICENSE AND PERMIT FEES
License fees Deer permit fees
Resident license fees Permit Resident Nonresident
Hunting license (under 14 years of $11 General $35 $263
Hunting license (14 years of age or $26 General any $35 $263
older)* legal weapon
Combination license* $30 General $35 $263
Nonresident license fees CWMU $35 $263
Hunting license* $65 CWMU $75 $463
Combination license* $80 buck deer
* Hunting and combination licenses are valid for 365 days Premium $163 $563
from the day you buy them. Combination licenses allow CWMU
you to sh, hunt small game and apply for big game and Limited entry $75 $463
other hunting permits.
Premium $163 $563
Management $75 $463
Northern $80 $651
Elk permit fees Bighorn sheep permit
Permit Resident Nonresident fees
General $45 $388 Permit Resident Nonresident
Desert bighorn $508 $1,513
General any $45 $388
bull Rocky Moun- $508 $1,513
General spike $45 $388
Rocky Mountain goat
General $45 $388
muzzleloader permit fees
any bull Permit Resident Nonresident
General $45 $388 Rocky Moun- $408 $1,513
muzzleloader tain goat
Youth any bull $45 $388 All nonresident big game permits also serve as nonresi-
dent shing licenses.
CWMU $280 $795
Limited entry $280 $795
2010 permit numbers
Premium $508 $1,500
limited entry General any bull elk 14,300
General spike bull elk 12,500
Pronghorn permit fees Youth general any bull elk— 270
Permit Resident Nonresident resident
CWMU $50 $288 Youth general any bull elk— 30
Limited entry $50 $288
Youth late season any bull 13
Moose permit fees Youth late season any bull 2
Permit Resident Nonresident elk—nonresident
Bull moose $408 $1,513 The Utah Wildlife Board will set other
permit numbers in March 2010. This occurs
CWMU bull $408 $1,513
moose after the application period and before the
big game drawing.
Division biologists collect and analyze
Bison permit fees up-to-date harvest and population data
Permit Resident Nonresident before making their recommendations to
the Wildlife Board.
Henry Moun- $408 $1,513
Antelope $1,105 $2,610
Are you planning to hunt big game in Utah this year? Before you apply for a permit,
make sure you meet Utah’s age, hunter education and license requirements.
Are you old enough? or responsible person 21 years of age or older. For
Utah Code § 23-19-22 more information on this requirement, see the
To hunt big game in Utah, you must be at information box below.
least 12 years old.
If you’re 11 years old—but you’ll be 12 by Have you passed hunter
Dec. 31, 2010—you can apply for or obtain a education?
hunting license and big game permit. Remember, Utah Code § 23-19-11 & Utah Admin. Rule R657-23
you cannot hunt until you are 12 years old. If you were born after Dec. 31, 1965, you
If you’re 11 to 13 years old, you are eligible to: must provide proof that you’ve passed a hunter
Apply for general season deer, youth any education course approved by the Division before
bull elk, or buck/bull combination permits you can apply for or obtain a hunting license or a
in the drawing. big game permit.
Buy general season deer, general season This proof can be a hunter education course
elk and youth any bull elk permits over Certi cate of Completion (this certi cate is called
the counter. a “blue card” in Utah) or a hunting license from a
Buy a Cooperative Wildlife Management previous year with your hunter education number
Unit (CWMU) permit directly from a noted on the license.
CWMU operator. If you become a Utah resident, and you’ve
If you’re 13 years old—and you’ll be 14 by completed a hunter education course in another
Dec. 31, 2010—you can also apply for limited- state, province or country, you must obtain a blue
entry or CWMU permits in the public drawing.
All hunters under the age of 16 must be ac- Adults must accompany
companied in the eld by a parent, legal guardian young hunters
Utah Code § 23-20-20
Provide feedback on While hunting big game, a person
2011 hunt restructuring under 16 years old must be accompanied
The Division is considering ways to re- by his or her parent, legal guardian or other
structure hunts for the 2011 big game season. responsible person who is 21 years of age
If these ideas are approved by the Utah or older and who has been approved by the
Wildlife Board, hunters should see more parent or guardian.
opportunity and less crowding. The Division encourages adults to be
Biologists have already gathered some familiar with hunter education guidelines
feedback through the Regional Advisory or to complete the hunter education course
Councils and are nalizing a survey to obtain before accompanying youth into the eld.
broader public opinion. While in the eld, the youth and the
To learn more about the restructur- adult must remain close enough for the
ing ideas and to take the survey, visit adult to see and provide verbal assistance to
wildlife.utah.gov/hunts2011.php in spring the young hunter. Using electronic devices,
2010. You can also provide feedback at your such as walkie-talkies or cell phones, does
local Division o ce. not meet this requirement.
card before you can apply for or buy a resident Be sure to take a quick look at the date on
hunting license or a resident big game permit. You your license before you apply for any permits or
can obtain a Utah blue card at any Division o ce points. As long as your license is valid on the date
by providing proof that you’ve completed a hunter you submit your application, you don’t have to
education course approved by the Division. The purchase a new license for the actual hunt.
card costs $10. For example, assume that your license expires
For more information on how to on June 25, 2010. If you apply before that date,
complete Utah’s hunter education course, you do not have to purchase a new license for
see the information box below or visit your hunt in the fall. All hunting and combination
wildlife.utah.gov/huntereducation. licenses are valid for 365 days from the date
Do you have a license?
Utah Code §§§ 23-19-1, 23-19-22 and 23-20-3 Carry your permit
You must have a current Utah hunting or If you are successful in obtaining a big game
combination (hunting and shing) license before permit, you must have it on your person while
you can apply for any big game permits, bonus hunting. You cannot alter your license or permit,
points or preference points. Licenses are available nor can you sell, transfer or loan either of them to
at wildlife.utah.gov and from license agents and another person.
Division o ces.
It’s required: Hunter ties, you should register for and complete the
education hunter education course as soon as possible
If you were born after 1965, you must take after purchasing your registration certi cate.
and successfully complete the state’s hunter After completing the course, you will
education course. It’s an easy process: receive your o cial hunter education card
1. Obtain a hunter education registra- (commonly known as the “blue card”) by mail.
tion certi cate. Each certi cate costs only It will be sent to the address listed on your
$10, and you can obtain them online at registration certi cate. This card certi es that
wildlife.utah.gov or over the counter from the you passed hunter education.
Division or a license agent. You should also keep the following in mind:
2. Register for a class with your local Hunters under the age of 16 must be ac-
hunter education instructor. companied by an adult while hunting.
3. Take your registration certi cate to your Regardless of when a student graduates,
instructor on the rst night of class. all hunting regulations (such as season
4. Successfully complete the course— dates and bag limits) will apply.
your instructor will then validate your Students who are planning to hunt out
certi cate. The validated certi cate serves as of state should allow enough time for
their hunter education card to arrive in
your hunting license.
Note: Both the registration certi cate the mail.
and the corresponding hunting license are For more information or to see a list
valid for 365 days from the date of purchase. of online hunter education courses, visit
The license enables you to apply for or obtain wildlife.utah.gov/huntereducation. You can
permits in the Division’s hunt drawings. In also contact your local Division o ce or call
order to maximize your hunting opportuni- 801-538-4727.
BIG GAME HUNTS
Utah o ers several di erent big game hunts each year. Depending on the permit
you obtain, you could hunt deer, elk, pronghorn, bison, bighorn sheep, moose or Rocky
Mountain goat. The following section describes the species you can hunt, the weapons
you can use and the types of permits that are available.
Buck deer hunting You may not hunt within deer CWMUs,
premium limited-entry deer units or limited-
entry deer units. The only exception is the Cache,
Crawford Mountain limited-entry unit, which is
open to general archery deer hunters.
If you obtain a general archery buck deer
permit, the only other deer permit you can obtain
is an antlerless deer permit. Please see the
Antlerless big game hunting box on page 22 for
If you haven’t taken a deer by the time
the general season ends, you can continue
your archery hunting in the state’s extended
A “buck deer” is a deer with antlers that are longer archery areas.
than ve inches (R657-5-2(2)(e)).
In the Wasatch Front and Uintah Basin
Utah has three general buck deer hunts: extended archery areas, you may use archery
Archery hunt equipment to take a deer of either sex from Aug.
Muzzleloader hunt 21–Nov. 30. From Dec. 1–Dec. 15, only antlerless
Any legal weapon (ri e) hunt deer may be taken.
Your rst, and possibly only, chance to obtain a In the Ogden Extended Archery Area, you may
permit for one of these hunts is in Utah’s big game use archery equipment to take a buck deer only
drawing. Please see page 22 for more information. from Aug. 21–Nov. 30.
General archery buck deer
hunt Archery Ethics Course
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-24
In 2010, Utah’s general archery buck deer Before hunting on any of Utah’s
hunt runs from Aug. 21 to Sept. 17. During the extended archery areas, you must complete
season, you may hunt in any open general-season the Division’s Archery Ethics Course. You
unit statewide. must complete the course each year
NOTE: The Cache, Ogden, Oquirrh- before hunting on the extended archery
Stansbury, Monroe and South Slope areas. The course is available online at
(Vernal) hunting units are only open Aug. wildlife.utah.gov. It takes about 30 minutes
21 to Sept. 5. to complete. After completing the course,
If you obtain a general archery buck deer you must carry your Archery Ethics Course
permit, you may use archery equipment to take certi cate of completion with you while
one buck deer in an open general hunting unit. you’re hunting.
Before hunting any of the extended archery
areas, you must complete the Division’s Archery Hunters with disabilities
Ethics Course. Please see the Archery Ethics Course Utah Admin. Rule R657-12
box on page 11 for more information. Utah provides special hunting accom-
modations for people with disabilities.
Hunter orange These accommodations include the
Utah Code § 23-20-31 opportunity to hunt with a companion, use
You must obey Utah’s hunter orange regula- a crossbow, hunt from a vehicle, use a draw
tion (see page 37) if a center re ri e hunt is hap- lock and use a scope on archery equipment
pening in the area where you’re archery hunting. or a muzzleloader.
Hunters with disabilities may also apply
Muzzleloader buck deer
for an extension to their season if they have
hunt a 2010 big game hunting permit in their
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-26
Utah’s general muzzleloader buck deer hunt possession and they meet certain criteria.
runs from Sept. 29 to Oct. 7. This year, the length of the season
NOTE: The Cache, Ogden, Oquirrh- extension may be a ected by the shorter
Stansbury, Monroe and South Slope general any legal weapon (ri e) deer sea-
(Vernal) hunting units are only open Sept. son. The Utah Wildlife Board will examine
29 to Oct. 3. This is a Wednesday opener. this issue in early 2010.
If you obtain a general muzzleloader buck To learn more about hunting accommo-
permit, you may use a muzzleloader to take one dations for people with disabilities, please
buck deer within the region speci ed on your visit wildlife.utah.gov/disabled/hunting.html,
permit. You may not hunt within deer CWMUs, wildlife.utah.gov/rules (see Utah Admin. Rule
premium limited-entry deer units or limited- R657-12) or call any Division o ce.
entry deer units. The only exception is the Cache,
Crawford Mountain limited-entry unit, which is General any legal weapon
open to general muzzleloader deer hunters.
(riﬂe) buck deer hunt
If you participate in this hunt, you may not Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-25
hunt in any of the following areas: The general any legal weapon (ri e) buck deer
Deer CWMUs hunt runs from Oct. 23 to Oct. 27 for hunters who
Areas with special restrictions (see are older than 18 years of age.
pages 41–42) Youth may hunt for nine days—from Oct. 23
If you obtain a general muzzleloader buck to Oct. 31—as long as they are 18 years of age or
deer permit, the only other deer permit you can younger on Aug. 21, 2010.
obtain is an antlerless deer permit. Please see the NOTE: The Cache, Ogden, Oquirrh-
Antlerless big game hunting box on page 22 for Stansbury, Monroe and South Slope
more information. (Vernal) hunting units are only open
Hunter orange Oct. 23 to Oct. 25.
Utah Code § 23-20-31 If you obtain a general any legal weapon buck
You must obey Utah’s hunter orange regulation permit, you may use any legal weapon to take one
(see page 37) if a center re ri e hunt is happening buck deer in the region speci ed on your permit.
in the area where you’re muzzleloader hunting. You may not hunt within deer CWMUs, premium
limited-entry deer units or limited-entry deer
units. The only exception is the Cache, Crawford
Mountain limited-entry unit, which is open to
general any legal weapon deer hunters. of registration. For more information on the
If you participate in this hunt, you may not Dedicated Hunter Program, see page 34.
hunt in any of the following areas:
Deer CWMUs All limited-entry buck deer
Areas with special restrictions (see hunts
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-41
If you obtain a general any legal weapon buck Utah’s premium limited-entry and limited-en-
deer permit, the only other deer permit you can try deer units are managed for older, bigger bucks.
obtain is an antlerless deer permit. Please see the A premium limited-entry buck deer permit al-
information box on page 22 for more information. lows you to hunt on one of the best limited-entry
buck deer units in Utah—the Paunsaugunt unit
Northern Region buck/bull or the Henry Mountains unit.
combination hunt A limited-entry buck deer permit allows you
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-46 to hunt on a high-quality unit that is not open
The Northern Region buck/bull combination to general season buck deer hunters (with the
hunt will be held from Oct. 9 to Oct. 21. exception of the Cache, Crawford Mountains unit).
This hunt allows the appropriate permit If you obtain a limited-entry buck deer
holder to harvest one buck deer and one bull elk permit, you may use the weapon listed on your
during the general (ri e) any bull elk season. permit to take one buck deer within the area and
If you obtain a Northern Region buck/bull the season speci ed on your permit. You may NOT
combination permit, you may use any legal hunt within deer CWMUs.
weapon to take one buck deer within the area and If you obtain a limited-entry buck deer
season speci ed on your permit (please see the permit, the only other deer permit you can obtain
map on page 72). is an antlerless deer permit. Please see the
This permit also allows you to hunt bull elk in Antlerless big game hunting box on page 22 for
all general any-bull units in the state. You may not more information.
hunt bull elk in deer CWMUs or elk CWMUs.
If you obtain a Northern Region buck/bull CWMU buck deer hunts
Utah Admin. Rule R657-37
combination permit, the only other deer and elk
permits you may obtain are an antlerless deer Cooperative Wildlife Management Units
permit and an antlerless elk permit. (CWMUs) are private lands that the landowners
have opened to a small number of public and
Lifetime license holders private hunters. To learn more about hunting buck
If you’re a lifetime license holder, you can ap- deer on CWMUs, read the article on pages 32–33
ply for a Northern Region buck/bull combination and visit wildlife.utah.gov/cwmu.
permit. If you obtain a permit, you’ll have to pay
$45 for the elk portion of the permit. The buck/ Management buck deer
bull combination permit will take the place of hunt
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-47
your general buck deer permit in 2010.
A “management buck” is a buck deer with 3
Dedicated hunters points or less on at least one antler, above and
Eligible members of the Dedicated Hunter including the rst fork, but not including the eye
Program may also apply for a Northern Region guard. The eye guard does not count as a point. A
buck/bull combination permit, but they must point is a projection that’s longer than one inch,
rst surrender their Dedicated Hunter certi cate measured from its base to its tip, including dam-
aged or broken antlers.
Management buck deer permits are available Bull elk hunting
through the Division’s big game drawing. Thirty
percent of the management buck deer permits
are available to hunters who’ll be 18 years of age
or younger on Aug. 21, 2010. Thirty percent are
available to hunters who’ll be 65 years of age or
older on Aug. 21, 2010. The remaining 40 percent
are available to hunters of all ages. Group applica-
tions are not accepted.
If you are successful in the drawing, you must
complete an online orientation course before you
receive your permit.
A management buck deer permit allows you
to take one management buck deer during the
season. You may use any legal weapon to hunt on A “bull elk” is an elk with antlers that are longer than
the area speci ed on your permit. Management ve inches (R657-5-2(2)(g)).
buck deer hunting seasons and areas are found A “spike bull” is a bull elk that has at least one antler
that does not branch above the ears. A branch is a projec-
on page 49. tion on an antler that’s longer than one inch, measured
If you participate in this hunt, you may not from its base to its tip (R657-5-2(2)(s)).
hunt in the following areas: Utah has three general elk hunts:
Deer CWMUs Archery hunt
Areas with special restrictions (see General (any legal weapon) hunt
pages 41–42) Muzzleloader hunt
After taking your buck deer, you must bring These hunts are held on two types of units:
its head and antlers to a Division o ce for inspec- any bull elk units and spike bull elk units.
tion no later than 72 hours after the date of kill. If you obtain an archery permit, you can hunt
Important: If you obtain a management on all of the open any bull and spike bull units in
buck deer permit, you will lose your bonus points the state.
and incur a waiting period of two years. The only
other deer permit you can obtain is an antlerless
deer permit. Please see the Antlerless big game Poaching-reported
hunting box on page 22 for more information. reward permits
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-23
Why a management buck deer hunt? It pays to report poachers in Utah.
Removing excess bucks on the Paunsaugunt If you provide information that leads to
and Henry Mountains limited-entry units—while the successful prosecution of another person
protecting the larger bucks in the herds—is the for the wanton destruction (poaching) of
goal of the management buck deer hunt. any big game species—on any once-in-a-
These two units have high buck-to-doe ratios. lifetime or limited-entry hunt area in the
Harvesting smaller-antlered bucks will preserve state—you may receive a permit to hunt
trophy-class bucks and provide more room for the same species on the same area where
does. Having more does in the herds will result in the violation occurred.
more fawns being born. Having more fawns will To learn more, please see Utah Admin.
help ensure that these herds remain strong and Rule R657-5-23 at wildlife.utah.gov/rules.
healthy into the future.
If you obtain a general season or general
muzzleloader permit, you must hunt on the type
of unit speci ed on your permit. For example, if
you obtain an any bull elk permit, you may hunt
only on any bull elk units. If you obtain a spike
bull permit, you may hunt only on spike bull units.
Permits for most of the general elk hunts are
available beginning June 17—on a rst-come,
rst-served basis—from Division o ces, license
agents and wildlife.utah.gov. The Northern Region Legal in a spike bull unit.
buck/bull combination permits are the only bull
elk permits available through the state’s big game
hunt drawing. For more information on the draw-
ing, see pages 22–24.
Archery elk hunt
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-29
In 2010, Utah’s general archery spike elk hunt
runs from Aug. 21 to Sept. 10. This is two days
shorter than the 2009 season. The slightly shorter
season will allow archery limited-entry hunters Legal in a spike bull unit.
a full seven days in the eld without interference
from other spike hunters.
The general archery any bull elk hunt runs
from Aug. 21 to Sept. 17, except on the state’s
extended archery areas, where the season runs
later into the year.
If you obtain a general archery elk permit, you
may use archery equipment to take only one of
the following animals:
One elk of either sex on a general any bull
A cow elk or a spike bull elk on a general NOT legal in a spike bull unit.
spike bull elk unit
Only a spike bull on the following units:
Book Cli s, Monroe and Paunsaugunt
One elk—either any bull or antlerless—on
the Wasatch Front or Uintah Basin extended
archery areas from Aug. 21 to Sept. 17
A general archery elk permit does not allow
you to hunt on elk CWMUs.
If you obtain a general archery elk permit, the
only other elk permit you can obtain is an antler-
less elk permit. Please see the Antlerless big game
hunting box on page 22 for more information.
NOT legal in a spike bull unit.
Extended archery on a general season any bull elk unit. You may
If you haven’t taken an elk by the time NOT hunt on spike bull units.
the general archery season ends, you may con- If you participate in this hunt, you may not
tinue hunting in the Wasatch Front, Uintah Basin hunt in any of the following areas:
and Sanpete Valley extended archery elk areas Elk CWMUs
during the extended archery seasons. You may Areas with special restrictions (see
use archery equipment to take one of the follow- pages 41–42)
ing animals: Please see the general bull elk hunt reference
One elk—either any bull or antlerless— map on page 76, and the boundary descriptions
within the Wasatch Front and Uintah at wildlife.utah.gov/maps, to learn where spike
Basin extended archery areas from bull units and any bull elk units are located in
Sept. 18–Dec. 15 the state.
One elk—either any bull or antlerless— If you obtain a general any legal weapon
within the Sanpete Valley Extended Archery bull elk permit, the only other elk permit you can
Area from Nov. 13–Dec. 31 obtain is an antlerless elk permit. Please see the
To hunt any of the extended archery areas, Antlerless big game hunting box on page 22 for
you must complete the Division’s Archery Ethics more information.
Course and carry your archery ethics course
certi cate of completion with you while you’re Northern Region buck/bull
hunting. Please see the Archery Ethics Course box combination hunt
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-46
on page 11 for more information.
Please see page 13 for more information.
Utah Code § 23-20-31 Muzzleloader elk hunt
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-31
You must obey Utah’s hunter orange regula-
tion (see page 37) if a center re ri e hunt is hap- The general muzzleloader elk hunt runs
pening in the area where you’re archery hunting. from Nov. 3 to Nov. 11 within the general season
General season any legal If you participate in this hunt, you may not
weapon (riﬂe) bull elk hunt hunt in any of the following areas:
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-30 Elk CWMUs
Utah’s general any legal weapon elk season Areas with special restrictions (see
consists of the any bull elk hunt and the spike bull pages 41–42)
elk hunt. These hunts run from Oct. 9 to Oct. 21. To hunt during the general muzzleloader elk
To hunt during the general season elk hunt, season, you must obtain either a muzzleloader
you must obtain either a spike bull permit or an spike bull elk permit or a muzzleloader any bull
any bull permit. elk permit.
If you obtain a general season any legal If you obtain a muzzleloader spike bull elk
weapon bull elk permit, you may use any legal permit, you may use a muzzleloader to take a
weapon to take your bull elk. spike bull elk on a general spike bull elk unit. You
If you obtain a spike bull elk permit, you may may NOT hunt on the any bull elk units.
take a spike bull elk on a general season spike If you obtain a muzzleloader any bull elk
bull elk unit. You may NOT hunt on the any bull permit, you may use a muzzleloader to take a bull
elk units. elk of any size, including a spike bull, on a general
If you obtain an any bull elk permit, you may muzzleloader any bull elk unit. You may NOT hunt
take a bull elk of any size, including a spike bull, on spike bull elk units.
Please see the general bull elk hunt reference You may obtain only one youth any bull elk
map on page 76 and the boundary descriptions permit in your lifetime, and preference points do
at wildlife.utah.gov/maps to learn where spike not apply to this hunt.
bull units and any bull elk units are located in If you obtain a youth any bull elk permit, the
the state. only other elk permit you can obtain is an antler-
If you obtain a general muzzleloader bull less elk permit. Please see the information box on
elk permit, the only other elk permit you can page 22 for more information.
obtain is an antlerless elk permit. Please see the
Antlerless big game hunting box on page 22 for All limited-entry bull elk
more information. hunts
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-33
Hunter orange Utah’s premium limited-entry and limited-
Utah Code § 23-20-31 entry elk permits are among the state’s most
You must obey Utah’s hunter orange regulation prized big game permits.
(see page 37) if a center re ri e hunt is happening A premium limited-entry bull elk permit
in the area where you’re muzzleloader hunting. allows you to hunt all of the limited-entry bull
elk seasons (archery, muzzleloader and ri e);
Youth bull elk hunts however, you must use the weapon appropriate
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-32
If you’ll be 18 years of age or younger on for your season. You may not hunt on elk CWMUs.
Sept. 18, 2010, you can apply for one of the state’s A limited-entry bull elk permit allows you to
youth elk hunts. Remember, you cannot hunt use the weapon listed on your permit to take one
until you are 12 years old. bull elk of any size within the area and season
Utah o ers two youth bull elk hunts: speci ed on your permit. You may not hunt on
The youth general any bull elk hunt runs elk CWMUs.
from Sept. 18 to Sept. 26 on general any bull All premium limited-entry and limited-entry
elk units across Utah. If you obtain a permit bull elk permits are o ered in the state’s big game
for this hunt, you may use any legal weapon drawing. For more information, see pages 22–24.
to take a bull elk of any size—including If you obtain a premium limited-entry or
a spike bull—on any general season any limited-entry bull elk permit, the only other elk
bull elk unit in Utah. You may NOT hunt on a permit you can obtain is an antlerless elk permit.
spike bull elk unit. Please see the Antlerless big game hunting box on
The late season youth any bull elk hunt page 22 for more information.
runs from Nov. 3 to Nov. 28 on a portion CWMU bull elk hunts
of the South Slope, Bonanza any bull elk Utah Admin. Rule R657-37
unit in northeastern Utah (please visit Cooperative Wildlife Management Units (CW-
wildlife.utah.gov/maps for a boundary MUs) are private lands that the landowners have
description). If you obtain a permit for this opened to a small number of public and private
hunt, you may use any legal weapon to take
hunters. To learn more about hunting bull elk on
a bull elk of any size—including a spike CWMUs, read the article on pages 32–33 and visit
bull—within the hunt boundaries. wildlife.utah.gov/cwmu.
If you participate in this hunt, you may not
hunt in any of the following areas:
Areas with special restrictions (see
Buck pronghorn CWMU buck pronghorn
Utah Admin. Rule R657-35
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-35
Cooperative Wildlife Management Units
(CWMUs) are private lands that the landowners
have opened to a small number of public and
private hunters. To learn more about hunting
buck pronghorn on CWMUs, read the article on
pages 32–33 and visit wildlife.utah.gov/cwmu.
All of Utah’s bison, bull moose, bighorn sheep
and Rocky Mountain goat permits are considered
once-in-a-lifetime permits. That’s because you can
“Buck pronghorn” means a pronghorn with horns that draw a permit for each of these species only once
are longer than ve inches (R657-5-2(2)(f)). in your lifetime.
To hunt buck pronghorn, you must rst obtain These permits are usually taken in the big
a buck pronghorn permit. If you obtain a buck game drawing. Please see pages 22–24 for more
pronghorn permit, you may not obtain any other information on applying for the drawing.
A pronghorn permit allows you to use any Bison hunts
legal weapon to take one buck pronghorn within (hunter’s choice, cow only
the area and season speci ed on your permit. You or designated bison)
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-39
may not hunt on buck pronghorn CWMUs.
A note about the archery hunt: Only archery
equipment may be used during the buck
pronghorn archery hunt. If you’d like to hunt from
a blind, please contact the public agency that
manages the land you’ll be hunting on to learn
about their regulations that must be followed to
construct a blind.
Collared pronghorn on
Boulder Plateau “Cow bison” means a female bison (R657-5-2(2)(i)).
The Division has placed collars on some
To hunt bison, you must rst obtain a
Boulder Plateau pronghorn. If possible,
please avoid harvesting a collared animal bison permit.
on this hunting unit. If you do harvest a col- A bison permit allows you to use any legal
lared pronghorn, you must contact the Divi- weapon to take one bison of the sex speci ed on
sion’s Cedar City o ce at (435) 865-6100. your permit and within the area and season speci-
ed on your permit.
If you obtain a bison permit, you may not
obtain any other bison permit.
You may obtain a bison permit through the the limited-entry unit and during the season
big game drawing only once in your lifetime. See speci ed on your permit. You may not hunt on
page 25 for information about waiting periods moose CWMUs.
and once-in-a-lifetime hunts.
CWMU bull moose hunts
Antelope Island Utah Admin. Rule R657-37
If you draw an Antelope Island bison permit, Cooperative Wildlife Management Units (CW-
you must complete an online orientation course MUs) are private lands that the landowners have
before you can hunt. opened to a small number of public and private
Before the hunt begins, the Division of Wildlife hunters. To learn more about hunting bull moose
Resources will notify you about the date, time and on CWMUs, read the article on pages 32–33 and
location of the course. You’ll receive your permit visit wildlife.utah.gov/cwmu.
after you successfully complete the course.
Because the Antelope Island hunt is adminis-
Desert bighorn and
tered by the Division of Parks and Recreation, your Rocky Mountain
hunt will include some extra park-related fees. For bighorn sheep hunts
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-40
more information, please call (801) 209-4678.
If you draw a Henry Mountains cow bison
permit, you must complete an online orienta-
tion course before you can hunt. Before the hunt
begins, the Division of Wildlife Resources will
notify you about the date, time and location of
the course. You’ll receive your permit after you
successfully complete the course.
Bull moose hunts
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-38 A “ram” is a male desert bighorn sheep or a male
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (R657-5-2(2)(q)).
To hunt desert bighorn sheep or Rocky Moun-
tain bighorn sheep, you must rst obtain a permit
for the species you wish to hunt (i.e., a desert
bighorn sheep permit to hunt desert bighorn
sheep, or a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep permit
to hunt Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep).
Desert bighorn sheep hunts and Rocky
Mountain bighorn sheep hunts are considered
separate once-in-a-lifetime hunts. For example,
A “bull moose” is a moose that has antlers that are if you obtain a desert bighorn sheep permit, and
longer than its ears (R657-5-2(2)(h)). you’ve never obtained a Rocky Mountain bighorn
To hunt bull moose, you must rst obtain a sheep permit before, you can continue applying
bull moose permit. If you obtain a bull moose per- for a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep permit the
mit, you may not obtain any other moose permit. following year.
Your bull moose permit allows you to use Please remember that you may not obtain
any legal weapon to take one bull moose on more than one bighorn sheep permit per year. For
example, you may not obtain both a desert big- Your Rocky Mountain goat permit allows you
horn sheep permit and a Rocky Mountain bighorn to use any legal weapon to take one Rocky Moun-
sheep permit in the same season. tain goat within the area and the season speci ed
A bighorn sheep permit allows you to use any on your permit. You may obtain a Rocky Mountain
legal weapon to take one ram within the area and goat permit through the big game drawing only
the season speci ed on your permit. once in your lifetime.
Reminders and advice: If you obtain a hunter’s choice permit,
Bighorn sheep live in very rugged terrain. you may take a goat of either sex. If you obtain
That makes this hunt extremely strenuous. a female goat permit, you may take only a
While hunting bighorn sheep, please make female goat.
sure you have a spotting scope with you Reminders and advice:
that has a minimum of 15 power. Any ram Rocky Mountain goats live in very
is legal to take, but the Division encourages rugged terrain. That makes this hunt
you to take a mature ram. extremely strenuous.
Many of the desert and Rocky Mountain If you draw a female Rocky Mountain
bighorn sheep in Utah have radio collars. goat permit, you must complete an online
Please avoid taking a bighorn sheep that’s orientation course. You’ll receive your permit
wearing a radio collar. after you successfully complete the course.
After taking your ram, you must bring its While hunting Rocky Mountain goats,
horns to a Division o ce within 72 hours of please make sure you have a spotting scope
leaving your hunting area. When you come with you that has a minimum of 15 power. If
to the o ce, a Division sta person will you obtain a hunter’s choice permit, you can
permanently a x a numbered plug to the take either a male or a female goat, but the
horn. This plug certi es that the sheep was Division encourages you to take a mature
taken legally. goat. A mature goat is a goat that’s older
than two years old. After you’ve taken your
Rocky Mountain goat goat, you can determine its age by counting
hunts (hunter’s choice or the number of annual rings on its horns.
female goat only) A goat’s pelage may be higher in quality
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-41
later in the hunting season.
To hunt Rocky Mountain goats, you must rst
obtain a Rocky Mountain goat permit.
BIG GAME PERMITS
To participate in any of Utah’s big game hunts, you need to obtain a hunting permit.
Most of these permits are available in the state’s big game hunt drawing. The following
section contains everything you need to know about the drawing. You’ll also nd helpful
information about waiting periods, bonus and preference points and exchanging or
surrendering a permit.
Types of permits Nonresidents
Before applying for a permit, be sure you If you’re a nonresident, you can apply to hunt
know what your options are. See pages 11–20 for all of the following:
a detailed look at all of Utah’s big game hunts. Buck deer—premium limited-entry,
limited-entry and management buck
What can I apply for? deer hunts
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-24 Bull elk—premium limited-entry and
When you apply for a Utah big game limited-entry hunts
permit, you have several options, depending on Buck pronghorn—limited-entry hunts
your residency. All once-in-a-lifetime species for which you
Residents You may draw only one of the above permits
If you’re a Utah resident, you can apply to hunt each year.
one of the following:
Buck deer—premium limited-entry, Residents and nonresidents
limited-entry, management buck deer and In addition to applying for the respective per-
CWMU hunts mits listed above, both residents and nonresidents
Bull elk—premium limited-entry, limited- can apply for one of the following general buck
entry and CWMU hunts deer or buck/bull combination permits:
Buck pronghorn—limited-entry and An archery buck deer permit
CWMU hunts A regional any legal weapon (ri e) buck
In addition to applying for a limited-entry deer permit
permit for one of those three species, you can also A regional muzzleloader buck deer permit
apply for one once-in-a-lifetime permit or one An any legal weapon Northern Region buck
once-in-a-lifetime CWMU permit. deer/bull elk combination permit
You may draw only one of the above permits As you apply for various permits, please
each year. remember that you may not obtain more than
one buck deer or one bull elk permit each year.
For example, if you obtain a limited-entry deer
permit, you may not buy a general season
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-2(2)(r)
Before you apply for a big game hunt, deer permit.
it’s important to know whether you are a You also may not obtain more than one
legal resident of the state of Utah. See the pronghorn, moose, mountain goat, bison or
de nition of residency on pages 78–79 to bighorn sheep permit in the same year.
determine whether you are a resident or a In addition to the permits above, if you’ll be
nonresident. 18 years of age or younger on Sept. 18, 2010, you
can also apply for a youth any bull elk permit.
You drew a limited-entry, premium limited-
Antlerless big game entry or once-in-a-lifetime permit in 2009,
hunting but you didn’t submit a harvest report.
Antlerless hunting is the primary tool You don’t have a hunting or combination
biologists use to control the size of big license.
In Utah, you can hunt antlerless animals Important dates for big
as long as you obtain an antlerless permit for game hunters
Utah Admin. Rule R657-62-17
the species you want to hunt. You can apply
online for antlerless deer, elk and moose, If you’re planning to apply for a 2010 big
and doe pronghorn permits in June 2010. game permit, make sure you jot down the
The 2010 Antlerless Addendum (avail- following dates.
able by the end of May) lists the number of February 1: Apply online
antlerless permits available for 2010. You can apply online at wildlife.utah.gov
Please remember starting Feb. 1, 2010. You can also apply by calling
If you obtain an antlerless deer or elk any Division o ce.
permit, you can also obtain a buck deer or a To apply for a resident permit, you must be a
bull elk permit. resident on the date the permit is purchased. April
You may have only one pronghorn and 29, 2010 is considered the purchase date of the
one moose permit each year. If you obtain a permit and the date by which you must establish
doe pronghorn or a cow moose permit, you residency in the state of Utah. Please see the resi-
may not obtain a buck pronghorn or a bull dent de nition on pages 78–79 to learn whether
moose permit this year. you qualify as a resident.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard
and VISA credit or debit cards may be used as
Applying for a big game payment, and they must be valid through May
permit 2010. You can also use a pre-paid credit card. If
Your rst, and possibly only, chance to obtain you have questions about using a pre-paid credit
a Utah big game permit is through the state’s big card, check with your nancial institution for more
game drawing. information.
Before you can apply, you must have a valid When you submit your application, you’ll be
Utah hunting or combination license. If you don’t charged an application fee for each species or
have one of these licenses, you can buy one online bonus point you applied for. If you haven’t bought
when you apply. your license yet, you’ll also be charged a license
Please remember that you may not apply for fee. You will not be charged a permit fee unless
a permit or a bonus point if any of the following you draw a permit.
March 1: Deadline for permit applica-
Your license for big game hunting has
been suspended. tions
You’re under a waiting period for the species You must apply online or by phone no later
you want to apply for. than March 1, 2010. There’s an 11 p.m. deadline
You’ve already obtained a permit for the for online applications and a 6 p.m. deadline
once-in-a-lifetime species you want to for phone applications. To apply, simply visit
apply for. wildlife.utah.gov or call any Division o ce.
Withdrawing and resubmitting your
application Lifetime license holders
Utah Admin. Rule R657-17
Did you make a mistake in your online permit
application? Simply withdraw your original online Lifetime licenses were last sold in Utah
application and submit a new, correct application in 1994. If you’re one of the lucky hunters
before 11 p.m. on March 1, 2010. who obtained a lifetime license, please
You must have your con rmation number, remember the following:
your customer ID and your date of birth in order Your hunt questionnaire is due by
to withdraw your application. For each new Mar. 1, 2010.
application you submit, you will be charged a $10 If your address changes, you must
nonrefundable application fee. notify the Division immediately.
If you need help with your online application, If you join the Dedicated Hunter
please call any Division o ce before 6 p.m. on program, you are still required to
March 1, 2010. A Division employee will be avail- complete your lifetime license hunt
able to assist you! questionnaire during each year you’re
in the program.
March 4: Deadline for withdrawing your For more information about lifetime li-
application censes, please see wildlife.utah.gov/licenses/
If you decide not to hunt, you can withdraw lifetime.php or Utah Admin. Rule R657-17
your online permit application at no cost until 11 at wildlife.utah.gov/rules.
p.m. on March 4, 2010.
Please remember that the handling fees you If your permit requires you to complete an
submitted with your application are not refund- online orientation course, you must rst complete
able. the course in order to receive your permit.
Please be aware that if you receive your
March 8: Deadline for bonus/preference permit, and then the credit card you used for pay-
points ment is refused, your permit is not valid.
Applications for a bonus point or a pref-
erence point must be submitted through June 15: Remaining limited-entry
wildlife.utah.gov no later than 11 p.m. on March permits available
8, 2010. Please remember that you must have a Any limited-entry permits remaining after
hunting license or a combination license to apply the big game drawing will be available begin-
for a point. ning June 15 at 7 a.m. You can buy permits at
wildlife.utah.gov and at license agent locations
April 29: Drawing results available and Division o ces.
You’ll be noti ed of your drawing results by
Remaining permits are available on a rst-
mail or e-mail. You can also learn your drawing
come, rst-served basis. You must have a valid
results by visiting wildlife.utah.gov or by calling
hunting license or a combination license to buy
1-800-221-0659, starting April 29, 2010.
one of these permits.
To protect applicants’ privacy—and to comply
A license agent list is available at
with changes in governmental records access
wildlife.utah.gov/licenses/agent.html. Before you
laws—you’ll receive access to only your own
visit any of the agents, contact them to verify their
hours of operation.
If you draw a permit, you’ll receive your
permit in the mail in May.
June 17: Remaining general season rst-served basis. You must have a valid hunting
buck deer permits available license or a combination license to buy one of
Any general season buck deer permits remain- these permits.
ing after the drawing may be obtained beginning A license agent list is available at
at 7 a.m. on June 17, 2010 at wildlife.utah.gov wildlife.utah.gov/licenses/agent.html. Before you
and from license agents and Division o ces. visit any of the agents, contact them to verify their
Remaining permits are available on a rst-come, hours of operation.
June 17: General bull permits available
Applying as a group General bull elk permits may be obtained
Utah Admin. Rule R657-5-26 beginning at 7 a.m. on June 17, 2010 at
Instead of applying as an individual wildlife.utah.gov and from license agents and
hunter, you and your friends and family can Division o ces. General bull elk permits are avail-
apply together as a group. able on a rst-come, rst-served basis. You must
Both residents and nonresidents can have a valid hunting license or a combination
apply together. However, if you’re a Utah license to buy a general bull elk permit.
resident and you decide to apply with
a nonresident, make sure nonresident
permits are available for each hunt your Drawing process
Utah Admin. Rule R657-62-17
group is applying for. If nonresident permits
are not available for a hunt your group is Big game permits are drawn in the
applying for, the nonresident and everyone following order:
else in the group—including the Utah First—buck deer (premium limited-
residents—will not be allowed to draw for entry, limited-entry, CWMU and
that hunt unit. management buck deer)
Up to four hunters can apply together Second—bull elk (premium limited-
for limited-entry, premium limited-entry entry, limited-entry and CWMU)
and resident CWMU deer, elk or pronghorn Third—buck pronghorn (limited-
permits. Group applications are not ac- entry and CWMU)
cepted for management buck deer hunts. Fourth—once-in-a-lifetime
Up to 10 people can apply together Fifth—youth general buck deer
for general buck deer and buck/bull Sixth—general buck deer and
combination permits. general buck/bull combination
NOTE: If you’re a youth, and you want Last—youth any bull elk
to be included among those who draw for Because of the order in which permits
buck deer permits that are reserved for are drawn, you won’t be included in the
youth, you must apply as an individual drawing for a once-in-a-lifetime permit if
hunter. Do NOT apply as part of a group. you draw any of the following permits:
Please see page 26 for more information Buck deer (limited-entry, premium
about youth hunting opportunities. limited-entry, CWMU or management
Up to two youths may apply together buck deer)
for youth any bull elk permits. Bull elk (limited-entry, premium
If your group is successful in the draw- limited-entry or CWMU)
ing, all of the applicants in your group who Buck pronghorn (limited-entry
have valid applications will receive a permit. or CWMU)