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Want to hunt big game in Utah? Application period open



Anyone interested in hunting big game in Utah this fall can now apply for a permit.

The application period opened Friday, Jan . 28, and closes March 4, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

To be included in the drawing for the hunts, applicants must submit their information online or by calling the nearest DWR regional office.

Big game hunts are held in Utah for the following species:

  • Bighorn sheep (desert and Rocky Mountain)
  • Bison
  • Elk
  • Moose
  • Mountain goat
  • Mule deer
  • Pronghorn

The results will be announced no later than May 31. Winners will be notified by email or can get the results online or by calling 1-800-221-0659.

Hunters can also apply to the Dedicated Hunter program, which gives them a chance to hunt all three general-season deer hunts. Learn more here.

For more information about hunting, browse the Utah Hunt Planner. It provides in-depth, hunter-focused information about all of Utah’s hunts. Use it when researching hunts — or use it after drawing a permit for a particular hunt. Applicants can also learn the best spots to find animals, what the terrain is like in that area, if there’s a lot of public land in the unit and where the best access points are located, DWR stated in a news release.

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