Apply for an Antlerless Big Game Permit


You can apply for a cow elk hunting permit starting May 25.

DWR Press Release

Applications accepted starting May 25

If you’d like to provide your family with fresh, delicious meat—that you took while enjoying time in Utah’s backcountry—mark May 25 on your calendar. That’s the day you can start applying for a permit to hunt cow elk, cow moose, doe deer and doe pronghorn in Utah.

Applications for Utah antlerless permits will be accepted through You must submit your application through the website no later than 11 p.m. on June 15 to be included in the draw for permits.

(The permits are called antlerless permits because the animals you’ll hunt don’t have antlers.)

Everything you need to apply for a permit is available at

“Once you arrive at the web page,” says Lindy Varney, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, “you’ll find detailed maps, boundary descriptions for the various hunting units, a list of the hunts you can apply for and a link to the application itself.”

If you have questions about applying for an antlerless permit, call the Utah Hunt Application Office at 1-800-221-0659, the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office or the DWR’s Salt Lake City office at 801-538-4700.

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