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Program benefits and requirements

What can you expect if you join the Dedicated Hunter Program?

As a Dedicated Hunter, you will receive the following benefits:

  • The opportunity to hunt during all of the general-season buck deer hunts: archery, extended archery, muzzleloader and any legal weapon (rifle).
  • Guaranteed hunting. If you meet program requirements, you may obtain a deer permit every year for three years. (You may harvest only two deer during your three-year enrollment period.)
  • Opportunities to join with the DWR to help wildlife and promote wildlife recreation.

Requirements

If you join the Dedicated Hunter Program, you agree to do the following:

  • Take an online conservation and ethics course.
  • Complete 32 service hours on DWR-approved service projects.
  • Have a current Utah hunting license when you apply for the program and during each year you obtain a Dedicated Hunter permit.
  • Harvest no more than two deer during your three years in the program (with a maximum of one deer per year).

Want to know more? See common questions and answers, take the orientation course or read the program rules.

Ready to apply? Find out what you need to know before you apply for the Dedicated Hunter Program.

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