Time is Running Out to Apply for Big Game Hunt

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Wildlife News Release

Big game hunt applications due by March 7

If you want to hunt big game animals in Utah this fall, the clock is ticking. Applications for hunting permits are due no later than 11 p.m. on March 7.

The best way to apply is at www.wildlife.utah.gov/biggame.

Once you arrive at the web page, you’ll find information that will help you decide which permits to apply for. And, once you’ve made your decision, you can apply at the page.

Lindy Varney, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, said maps, drawing odds from 2018 and the success hunters found on various units last fall are among the items you’ll find on the web page. Access to the free 2019 Utah Big Game Application Guidebook is also available at the page.

“The page is a great resource that will help you narrow down which hunts you want to apply for,” she said. “I hope you’ll submit your application no later than March 7. Good luck in this year’s draw.”

In addition to applying for a permit, if you’d like a chance to hunt all three general deer seasons, Varney encourages you to consider joining Utah’s Dedicated Hunter program. You can learn more about the program, and how to join it, at www.wildlife.utah.gov/dh.

The Utah Hunt Planner

When you’re thinking about hunting in a new area—or going after a species you’ve never hunted before—you likely have a lot of questions. The Utah Hunt Planner, an interactive, online map tool, gives you in-depth, hunter-focused information about all of Utah’s hunts. Use it when you’re researching hunts you want to apply for—or use it after you draw a permit for a particular hunt—and learn the best spots to find animals, what the terrain is like in that area, if there’s a lot of public land in the unit and where the best access points are located.

DWR biologists keep the Hunt Planner up to date with the details you care about. (Note: The Hunt Planner works best on a desktop or laptop computer.)

You can view the planner at www.wildlife.utah.gov/huntplanner.

More information

If you have questions about applying for a 2019 Utah big game 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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