Last Updated on Thursday, 05 July 2012 09:29
This fall, Utah will offer statewide youth-only hunts for chukar, Hungarian partridge, pheasant and quail.
Modeled after Utah’s Youth Day for waterfowl hunting, these hunts are open to all youth who meet the age requirements and graduate from hunter education. You can read more about these hunts on page 11 of the 2012–2013 Upland Game & Turkey Guidebook.
There will also be a couple of additional hunts offered in areas across the state. Youth and recent hunter education graduates can take advantage of some additional hunt opportunities this year. A few sponsored hunts will be available during the upland game season.
Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources have partnered to hold a pheasant hunt for 100 qualifying youth and recent hunter education graduates on November 10, 2012. We will release 250 pheasants for the hunt. (Please see the 2012–2013 Upland Game & Turkey Guidebook for bag and possession limits.)
Where: Pahvant Upland Game Management Area in Millard County. See the location online — (PDF link).
When: 8:00 a.m. – 5:43 p.m., November 10, 2012
Who: To participate, you must be 15 years of age or younger on November 10, 2012 or have graduated from Hunter Education in 2012 prior to November 10, 2012. The hunt is limited to 100 participants.
How to sign up: You can sign up beginning July 9, 2012 on a first come, first served basis. To sign up, call the Cedar City office at 435-865-6100.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources have partnered with local sponsors and volunteers to provide guided youth chukar and pheasant hunting opportunities during the statewide youth chukar hunt (September 22, 2012) and youth pheasant hunt (October 13, 2012). Hunting dogs will be provided for 20 qualifying youth hunters at each hunt. (Please see the 2012–2013 Upland Game & Turkey Guidebook for bag and possession limits.)
Where: The Youth Chukar Hunt will take place at the Gordon Creek Wildlife Management Area west of Price. The Youth Pheasant Hunt will take place at the Desert Lake Waterfowl Management Area in Emery County.
When: The Chukar Hunt will start at 8:00 a.m. on September 22, 2012. The Pheasant Hunt will start at 9:00 a.m. on October 13, 2012
Who: To participate, you must be 15 years of age or younger on October 13, 2012. The hunt is limited to 20 participants for the youth chukar hunt and 20 participants for the youth pheasant hunt. Participants must have an adult accompany them, possess an upland game hunting license, and have passed hunter safety.
How to sign up: You can sign up beginning July 9, 2012 . To sign up, visit or call the Southeastern Region office in Price at 435-613-3700. Successful applicants will be randomly drawn and notified at least 10 days prior to the hunt.
The Hunter Education Plus program holds mentored upland game hunts in the fall. The dates of these hunts will be announced soon. For more information about the hunts, visit the Hunter Ed Plus program page.
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