Apply for a Cougar Hunting Permit


If you want to hunt cougars on a limited-entry unit in Utah, you need to get your application in soon. Applications for hunting permits will be accepted at until 11 p.m. on Oct. 12.

Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, reminds you that if you draw a limited-entry permit, you cannot buy a permit to hunt on a harvest-objective unit. “Before you apply for a permit,” she says, “make sure a limited-entry hunt is the hunt you want to participate in.”

More information about the two permits is available on pages 8 – 10 of the 2011 – 2012 Utah Cougar Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at
You can also get a copy at DWR offices and from hunting license agents across Utah.

What if I don’t draw?

You’ll know by Oct. 27 whether you drew a permit.  If you don’t draw a permit, you can still hunt cougars in Utah by buying a permit to hunt on a harvest-objective unit.

Harvest-objective permits go on sale Nov. 1.

Apply for a bonus point

If you’re not going to hunt cougars during the 2011 – 2012 season, you can still apply for a bonus point. Every cougar bonus point you have increases the chance you’ll draw a permit in the future.

Applications for bonus points must be received at no later than 11 p.m. on Oct. 12.


If you have questions about hunting cougars in Utah, please call the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office. You can also call the DWR’s Salt Lake City office at (801) 538-4700.

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