No Limit on Archery Elk Permits


Permits are available to participate in Utah’s general archery elk hunt.

DWR Press Release 

If you haven’t obtained an archery big game hunting permit yet, no problem. There’s still a chance to hunt in Utah this fall.

Permits for Utah’s general archery bull elk hunt are not limited in number. You can get one anytime between now and the end of the extended archery elk hunt on Dec. 15.

The general archery elk hunt starts Aug. 15.

Justin Shannon, big game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, said elk are doing really well in Utah. He said the state is home to more than 80,000 elk. “Taking an elk with a bow and arrow is a challenge, but plenty of elk are out there to pursue,” he explained.

General archery elk hunters aren’t limited to taking a bull elk. They can take one elk, either a bull or a cow, during the general archery elk hunt.

More information about Utah’s general archery elk hunt is available on pages 20 – 22 of the 2015 Utah Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at

If you’d like to hunt on one of Utah’s extended archery elk areas, you must complete the state’s free Archery Ethics course. The course is available at It takes about 30 minutes to complete. You must complete the course before hunting on an extended archery area.

If you have questions about archery elk hunting in Utah, call the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office or the DWR’s Salt Lake City office at (801) 538-4700. 

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