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 www.wildlife.utah.gov 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. вЂњBefore you apply for a permit,вЂќ she says, вЂњmake sure a limited-entry hunt is the hunt you want to participate in.вЂќ
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 www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks.
You can also get a copy at DWR offices and from hunting license agents across Utah.
What if I donвЂ™t draw?
YouвЂ™ll know by Oct. 27 whether you drew a permit.В If you donвЂ™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 youвЂ™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 youвЂ™ll draw a permit in the future.
Applications for bonus points must be received at www.wildlife.utah.gov 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 DWRвЂ™s Salt Lake City office at (801) 538-4700.