Apply for a Bear Hunting or Pursuit Permit


Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Press Release

If you want to hunt or pursue black bears in Utah this year, you need to submit an application no later than March 2. You can apply for a bear hunting or a bear pursuit permit at (Pursuit permits allow you to pursue bears with hounds, but you may not take the bears you pursue.)

To be included in the draw for permits, your application must be received through the website no later than 11 p.m. on March 2. Results of the 2015 Utah black bear draw will be available by March 13.

Apply for a bonus point

If you’re not going to hunt bears in 2015, you can still apply for a bonus point. Bonus points increase the chance you’ll draw a bear permit in the future.

Applications for bonus points will also be accepted at until 11 p.m. on March 2.

Everything you need to know to apply for a permit is available in the 2015 Utah Black Bear Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at

If you have questions about applying for a 2015 Utah black bear hunting permit, call the Utah Hunt Application office at 1-800-221-0659 or the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office.

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