2010
Big game
       UTAH BIG GAME
       GUIDEBOOK




                       2010
                       wildlife.utah.g...
What can you ex-        CONTENTS
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                    Changes
                                      pect to see in t...
CONTACT US                                     HIGHLIGHTS
Offices are open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.,                What’s new this s...
New boundary for pronghorn unit: The
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                        Take a closer look at the                          bound...
Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilita-
tion Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with          Boundary desc...
IMPORTANT DATES
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                    General season dates                                      Sportsman and
        ...
for online applications and a 6 p.m. deadline                    A license agent list is available at
for phone applicatio...
Elk permit fees                         Bighorn sheep permit
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                    Permit           Resident Nonreside...
BASIC REQUIREMENTS
   Are you planning to hunt big game in Utah this year? Before you apply for a permit,
make sure you me...
card before you can apply for or buy a resident           Be sure to take a quick look at the date on
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BIG GAME HUNTS
     Utah o ers several di erent big game hunts each year. Depending on the permit
you obtain, you could hu...
Before hunting any of the extended archery
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                    areas, you must complete the Division’s Archery       ...
general any legal weapon deer hunters.                 of registration. For more information on the
    If you participate...
Management buck deer permits are available        Bull elk hunting
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                    through the Division’s big gam...
If you obtain a general season or general
muzzleloader permit, you must hunt on the type
of unit speci ed on your permit. ...
Extended archery                                       on a general season any bull elk unit. You may
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Please see the general bull elk hunt reference         You may obtain only one youth any bull elk
map on page 76 and the b...
Buck pronghorn                                          CWMU buck pronghorn
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                    hunting             ...
You may obtain a bison permit through the            the limited-entry unit and during the season
big game drawing only on...
example, you may not obtain both a desert big-            Your Rocky Mountain goat permit allows you
2010
                ...
BIG GAME PERMITS
     To participate in any of Utah’s big game hunts, you need to obtain a hunting permit.
Most of these p...
You drew a limited-entry, premium limited-
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                       Antlerless big game                                ...
Withdrawing and resubmitting your
application                                              Lifetime license holders
      ...
June 17: Remaining general season                    rst-served basis. You must have a valid hunting
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  1. 1. 2010 Big game UTAH BIG GAME GUIDEBOOK 2010 wildlife.utah.gov 1
  2. 2. What can you ex- CONTENTS 2010 Changes pect to see in the 2010 in 2010 3 Contact information big game season? Quite 3 Highlights 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 dwrcomment@utah.gov or by calling 38 Firearms and archery equipment 41 Areas with special restrictions any Division o ce. 42 Trespassing The guidebook is a proclamation 43 Prohibited hunting methods of the Utah Wildlife Board. It summa- 44 Tagging, transporting and wildlife.utah.gov 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 78 Definitions On the cover: A Rocky Mountain goat in the 80 Depredation hunts Tushar Mountains. Photo by Lynn Chamberlain 2
  3. 3. 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, 2010 Box 146301 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 Southeastern Region 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 Southern Region 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 wildlife.utah.gov 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 3
  4. 4. New boundary for pronghorn unit: The 2010 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 all-encompassing resource. 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. utah.gov/rules. 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 wildlife.utah.gov 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 4
  5. 5. 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 2010 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 no contest. 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 wildlife.utah.gov sh in most other states. (Visit ianrc.org to see a map of participating states.) 5
  6. 6. IMPORTANT DATES 2010 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* 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** age) 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 legal weapon**‡ 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 wildlife.utah.gov 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 6
  7. 7. 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 2010 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 age)* archery Hunting license (14 years of age or $26 General any $35 $263 older)* legal weapon Combination license* $30 General $35 $263 muzzleloader Nonresident license fees CWMU $35 $263 Hunting license* $65 CWMU $75 $463 management 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 wildlife.utah.gov limited entry Management $75 $463 buck deer Northern $80 $651 Region buck/ bull combo 7
  8. 8. Elk permit fees Bighorn sheep permit 2010 Permit Resident Nonresident fees General $45 $388 Permit Resident Nonresident archery Desert bighorn $508 $1,513 General any $45 $388 bull Rocky Moun- $508 $1,513 tain bighorn General spike $45 $388 bull 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 spike bull 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 nonresident Limited entry $50 $288 Youth late season any bull 13 elk—resident 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 wildlife.utah.gov Permit Resident Nonresident before making their recommendations to the Wildlife Board. Henry Moun- $408 $1,513 tains Antelope $1,105 $2,610 Island 8
  9. 9. BASIC REQUIREMENTS 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 2010 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 wildlife.utah.gov 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. 9
  10. 10. card before you can apply for or buy a resident Be sure to take a quick look at the date on 2010 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 of purchase. 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 wildlife.utah.gov 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. 10
  11. 11. 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- 2010 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 more information. Extended archery 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 wildlife.utah.gov 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. 11
  12. 12. Before hunting any of the extended archery 2010 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 wildlife.utah.gov 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 12
  13. 13. 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 pages 41–42) 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- 2010 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 wildlife.utah.gov 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. 13
  14. 14. Management buck deer permits are available Bull elk hunting 2010 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- wildlife.utah.gov 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. 14
  15. 15. 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 2010 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 elk unit 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 wildlife.utah.gov 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. 15
  16. 16. Extended archery on a general season any bull elk unit. You may 2010 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. Hunter orange 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 elk units. 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 wildlife.utah.gov 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. 16
  17. 17. 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 2010 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 wildlife.utah.gov 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: Elk CWMUs Areas with special restrictions (see pages 41–42) 17
  18. 18. Buck pronghorn CWMU buck pronghorn 2010 hunting hunts 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. Once-in-a-lifetime hunting 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. pronghorn permit. 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 wildlife.utah.gov 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. 18
  19. 19. 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 2010 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. Henry Mountains 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 wildlife.utah.gov 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 19
  20. 20. example, you may not obtain both a desert big- Your Rocky Mountain goat permit allows you 2010 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. wildlife.utah.gov To hunt Rocky Mountain goats, you must rst obtain a Rocky Mountain goat permit. 20
  21. 21. 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 2010 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 are eligible 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 Residency permit, you may not buy a general season wildlife.utah.gov 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. 21
  22. 22. You drew a limited-entry, premium limited- 2010 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. game herds. 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. conditions apply: March 1: Deadline for permit applica- wildlife.utah.gov 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. 22
  23. 23. 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. 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 wildlife.utah.gov 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 drawing results. hours of operation. If you draw a permit, you’ll receive your permit in the mail in May. 23
  24. 24. June 17: Remaining general season rst-served basis. You must have a valid hunting 2010 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: wildlife.utah.gov 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) 24

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