Utah conducts a hunt drawing when the number of likely hunters is much larger than the number of available permits for a species. This gives hunters a fair chance at obtaining a permit. Hunters must apply online for hunt drawings, which occur at different times of the year for different species. To find out when you can apply, see the wildlife calendar or look in the hunting guidebook for the species you want to hunt.
First, check the appropriate hunting guidebook to see if there will be a hunt drawing. Then, you simply apply for the drawing during the specified timeframe.
Sometimes, permits remain available after a drawing, or they are only offered on a first-come, first-served basis. In those instances, you can choose to buy a permit online, at your local DWR office or at a retail sales outlet.
Hunting seasons vary by species, weapon and type of hunt. Check the wildlife calendar or look at the appropriate hunting guidebook for more information.
Check the wildlife calendar or download a specific hunting guidebook for application deadlines.
It depends on the species you're hunting. Every species has different rules that determine where you can hunt. Before you apply for a hunt or head into the field, read the appropriate hunting guidebook and review the DWR's online maps and boundary descriptions.
You only need a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number if you'll be hunting migratory birds. In addition to your license (and your duck stamp, if required) you must obtain a Migratory Game Bird HIP registration number every season. You can obtain your HIP number in one of two ways:
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